I always wanted to do this game design but never found the time to even start it: http://www.patrickcurry.com/thoughts...ea-5-pack-rat/
The scope is small enough for a few team members and is completely within several months.
HagNasty: When do you think you can setup a depot for source control and assets? It might be useful to a have a 'test' folder where team members can get to grips with using source control before project starts in earnest. Assembla
looks like it would fit the bill.
Another concern is that everyone should be using the same tools whether it be Visual Studio Express, Code::Blocks or even notepad. Failing that, at least the same toolchain and have some form of building using that toolchain.