Possibilities. It's possible. It isn't impossible. If Robin Hunicke would have you carry away anything from her talk, it is that.
As the resources required to make a game decrease, and the demand for smaller tablet-based games increases, the playing field becomes more even for indie games to be competitive. Publishers are no longer the mandatory gatekeepers to success; indie developers have begun to consider themselves part of a crowd sourced ecosystem of game development, a community driven only by the desire to make what they love.