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Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 15 September 2012 (Taiwan)
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A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.
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A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.

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Trivia

The film states that Jonathan Blow's next game, The Witness, will release in 2012. However, the game did not release until 2016. See more »

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When Tommy is mailing Microsoft, he's using a PC, but the full-screen pictures of the email client are of Apple Mail. See more »

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Edmund McMillen: [in a Skype-call with Tommy before release day] I'll send out the press release, update the website, update my blog, update my Facebook, and call it a night... What are you going to do Tommy?
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Tommy Refenes: Uhh... What happened? I just fell asleep.
Edmund McMillen: Really?
Tommy Refenes: Yeah... uh... uh... What, what did you say?
Edmund McMillen: [laughing] Um, nothing.
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Crazy Credits

Various game play video from other independent games not covered in the main movie are shown during the credits. See more »

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Followed by Indie Game: Life After (2016) See more »

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Video games as Interactive Arts
7 October 2013 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

**Includes some minor spoilers. will not spoil your experience**

I watched the documentary last night and was just simply blown away about the people, their life-philosophy and the motivation to push forward and create something new.

In one scene one of the protagonists told that "he would never want to work for EA or Epic cause he would lose his freedom of creativity in it".

This in essence is what makes Artists great - they create something new and do it so well that it transcends the normal standard of standardized "materialistic" work processes - by far.

It was interesting to see how the video game gurus in this documentary were actually even sad for people not understanding their work. In essence - they were disappointed for people doing shallow reviews after testing their games.

Deep understanding of others creative work often springs into criticism

  • but thats only positive since it means that the other one has


understood the creation and is able to add something new into it - thus being part of the logics of progress.

9.5/10 for the best documentary/movie I have seen this year.


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