I am not so sure I should be doing this but I would just give it a try.
I stumbled upon an old topic from 2014 some hours ago (I enjoy reading old forum discussions )(GD open game project?) it’s about an open game project idea by some gdevelop forum LEGENDS (@ddabrahim, @mats, @Lizard-13, @victor etc.)
In the topic @ddabrahim who brought up the idea of a GTA game mentioned a lot of pros and cons about this idea which I spent the last hour reading. After going through the cons I realised why they weren’t able to achieve this back then in 2014 and that also made me realise why we can achieve this now.
Few gdevelop users
More gdevelop users
They had Gdevelop 4
We have gdevelop 5
They had jobs which made the development slow
We have to stay at home which would be the best time for this.
They talked, planned and dreamt a lot but coded less.
They are still many more but I would stop the comparison here.
We would use most of their ideas which we’re good to prevent a repeatation of history.
Back then they agreed on GTA so that’s what we would be creating.
6 years ago they tried doing this now I think it’s time we try to achieve this.
If you have any reason why this would not work please let me know.
It’s just my opinion, but I think you should just start something (make a basic beginning of game and post it in GitHub with a project description), advertise it (here on the forum, on the discord, maybe on your YT channel) and see if people are interested (begin to join/participate). Then it is just my humble opinion, I am not saying my way is better and you can do however you want, just proposing.