I started pretty late. I am using Python Ogre for ld17. I decided on a sort of boat raiding game where there will be several islands on a map and the player has to move their boats to other islands. It will be a little bit like galagon except its going to be 3d and the game will have some upgrades to the islands and some other stuff I havent thought up yet which should keep it interesting.
Also, I moved into my own house about 3 months ago so I have a new setup