(I just DMed this to someone else here, and it's worth sharing publicly, SO!)
If you're struggling to find people to follow, especially on a small instance, using:--
--to search for instances (a good bit of advice is to use multiple versions of the same keyword, 'cause they're not standardised or anything), then browse thier local timelines with:--
Hi! Game Making Social is a part of the Fediverse dedicated to being a well-moderated, cosy, friendly place to talk and share stuff about amateur videogame making, and everything surrounding that.
It's kinda an offshoot of Game Making Tools, which is a wiki(+) for a similar audience.
Game makers, game writers, game curators, etc. etc. most welcome!
I also try to maintain a list of not-jerk game-making communities on the wiki, which you might find interesting.
Please read the rules before signing-up :)
PS: We have Animal Crossing, LSD, and Klik & Play emoji :3