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Indie Game: The Movie
Indie Game: The Movie is a feature documentary about video games, their creators and the craft. The film follows the dramatic journeys of video game developers as they create and release their games to the world. The film tells the emotional story of friends Edmund McMillen & Tommy Refenes, as they craft their first Xbox game: "Super Meat Boy". It follows Phil Fish, the creator of the highly-anticipated game: "FEZ". After 4 years of working in near solitude, Phil reveals his opus to the public for the first time. And, the film tells the surprising story of one of the highest-rated video games of all time:"Braid". The film is about making video games, but at its core, it's about the creative process, and exposing yourself through your work. In short: Making fun and games is anything but fun and games.
Maybe the best argument against game piracy I've ever seen, Indie Game: The Movie depicts three different independent game developers (all of which are either 1 or 2 people) at various stages of the creative process. One (Jonathan Blow who created 'Braid') after completion and release reflecting on the experience; another (Team Meat, creators of 'Super Meat Boy') at the final stretch as their game preps for release after a long development; and finally Phil Fish, creator of Fez, in the confusing, doubtful center of development.
What is most amazing about Indie Game is that you don't need to be a gamer to get it, or enjoy it. It speaks on a much larger scale about the creative process as…
I fell out of love with gaming almost a decade ago as I became increasingly bored by the bland homogenisation of the titles available. It has only been in the past couple of years that I’ve begun to dip my toe back into a hobby that provided me with so much entertainment and it is thanks to independent and quirky titles, like Limbo and Journey, that I’ve rediscovered the enjoyment of digital play.
Indie Game: The Movie is a documentary that follows the journey of three such games - Super Meatboy, Braid and Fez - as their independent creators battle to get their titles finished on time. Although undoubtedly passionate about the games they are creating all of the contributors…
Part of The December Project: Film #9
I walk the fine line between casual and hardcore gamers. I know more than most casual gamers, but I don't find myself as involved in the world as much as other people do. In fact, over the past year, I've almost completely lost interest in video games to the point where I only play to pass the time, and not out of actual interest. So it comes with no surprise that I'm pretty apathetic towards Indie Game. The Movie.
I will grant the documentary one thing, and it's that it does what all the best documentaries do: It tells a story. Indie Game. The Movie takes a look at the development of two…
The things I've sacrificed are social. You kind of have to give up something to have something great.
As a gamer (casual, hardcore, whatever label I fall under) I found the documentary interesting and highly entertaining. Judging it on it's own as a documentary though, it feels like the filmmakers showed up after all the drama had already happened and the aftermath settled in. We get a lot of talking heads regarding what happened to the 4 developers featured in the doc before any cameras showed up.
They picked developers from 3 games to cover. They represent the past, present and future of independent gaming, but in reality there's only 4 years between the oldest and newest so…
A gentle, beautiful and intense journey of two indie games working toward release. Indie Game captures the essence of working on a big project with a small team for a long time, and the creeping fear that you're shit.
The documentary makers do an outstanding job of letting the subjects tell their story. Shying away from milking their drama or setting up conflict, yet still capturing high highs and low lows. The documentary makers are never on screen and speak once or twice in the whole film.
The production values are high. Super Meat Boy is visceral, and Fez looks delightful. Come to iOS boys.
After watching this, I hate Phil Fish slightly less.
Super meat boy, FEZ and Braid!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Indie Game: The Movie is a great look inside the making of the most popular indie games of past few years. The movie will take you into the making indie hits like Fez, Super Meat Boy, and Braid.
The movie will also take you into the developer's personal lives and how much developing the games affects their lives. It really makes you realize how much they're putting at stake.
This is a must watch if you like indie games or just games in general.
«If you don't see a vulnerability in somebody, you're probably not relating with them on a very personal level.»
This is an entertaining documentary about the craft of indie game development, it follows the development of three games —Super Meat Boy (which is awesome), Braid and Fez—, presenting us the developers and their problems, convictions and opinions regarding the subject matter.
It tells some of the story of independent games while giving us insights about the craft nowadays. The scope is incredibly small, so the documentary feels inconclusive and incomplete, it isn't as enlightening as it should be. Visually it is okay, it looks like an Apple commercial, it's a nice style. I recommended it to people who love games or want to learn some about the craft in a light way.
The hardships of life are one thing to worry about, but when it comes to working on a major project that has built a fan base that many want to see finished, things may get out of hand. The movie "Indie Game" focuses on the lives of game creators in the indie game industry and how they manage their lives throughout the course of creating a game. The major aspect I love about this movie is the people it focuses on. We get to know them and their struggles with their games and life situations. Overall, this film truly deserves a watch because of the great approach it gives us in the unknown world of indie games.
É essencial para qualquer gamer. Sem mais.
A surprisingly intimate telling of the trials facing indie gaming developers behind some of the more interesting titles to have been released over the last few years. Its biggest fault is only in having picked such good games, it has, despite all the drama, an air of hopefulness and almost inevitable success that isn't common.
It could've been "Look How Hard It is to Make an Indie Game" or "How It's Made: Indie Games", but I'm so glad this was something much more interesting (considering my general lack of interest in the subject matter) and profound. "Indie Game: The Movie" while always a beat off and over-extended is a remarkable feat of visual craftsmanship and thematically rich. It's alternately a movie about calculated self-expression through art - which IGTM convincingly considers video games a part of - and the confusing journey of loss and sudden regain of identity through a public lens.
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