there always seems to be a need for artists at game jams and we know there is one coming up at the Games Fleadh in thurles in March.
before that there will probably be some face to face informal meets, including the KU launch this evening so you might come along to talk informally to people in the business.
I guess you need to decide if this is a commercial or non commercial project and if the former you need to think out a business plan and try to put a team together. EI have some good supports for start ups and for getting together a business plan. Some folks on here would have more info on that.