Walking down the dusty rhodes towards Indie, I found this little gem. It is called Playir and basically it is fast becoming my top choice of Video Game Making & Creation tools.
The main thing that stood out was that you can have up to 128 simultaneous game makers, all working on the SAME GAME AT THE SAME TIME! That is like the biggest collaboration since the universe!
The main features are:
Free setup (Up To Three Simultanious Editors)
3D animation support
It can be found here http://playir.com/ – take a look, the video and guides are not anywhere near what it can do but it is a start!