On one of my first days at Will Pwn 4 Food we went to TriOS College in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (also where our office is located) to check in with the computer programmers going to school there to see what they're up to.
It turns out they are doing a lot of neat things with gaming including a bunch of stuff with XNA and the teacher himself is actually part of an indie team called Phantom Compass, which is building a really neat game called Rollers of the Realm, which I discovered today at Project Play.
It's a totally unique concept: a pinball RPG.
I didn't get a chance to sit down and play it (all these events are just far too crazy) but I signed up for the beta. If you're interested, take a look at the video and follow through to their homepage to investigate further.