Check out my interview with Hyper Light Drifter's creator Alex Preston over at LA, I'm Yours. He's a LA local currently and his game comes from his company Heart Machine which is part of Glitch City, the game collective up in Culver City that TTDILA often writes about.
Another post on LA, I'm Yours. This goes over the local gaming communities and gaming get togethers in LA. Street Pass LA and the always good Game Nights over at Giant Robot make up much of the article.