Categories: Featured, General News, PS3 News, Xbox 360 News
Written By: Seamus.CA
Indie games have been generating a lot of attention of late. Recent releases such as Fez, To the Moon and Super Meat Boy have achieved great success critically and with the gaming public. In a way it sounds nice and easy; program a game all by yourself, from your bedroom, and then release it for fame and fortune. However the reality of that dream is a different story, as told in this new feature film focusing on three indie development teams.
“With the twenty-first century comes a new breed of struggling independent artist: the indie game designer. Refusing to toil for major developers, these innovators independently conceive, design, and program their distinctly personal games in the hope that they, too, may find success.
After two years of painstaking work, designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes await the release of their first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy—the adventures of a skinless boy in search of his girlfriend, who is made of bandages. At PAX, a major video-game expo, developer Phil Fish unveils his highly anticipated, four-years-in-the-making Fez. Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time.
First-time filmmaking duo Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky capture the emotional journey of these meticulously obsessive artists who devote their lives to their interactive art. Four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal— to express oneself through a video game.”
Indie movie is available to stream or download via its own website http://buy.indiegamethemovie.com/ and is also available on steam and itunes (where we bought it last night for €8 standard definition as we preferred to keep the extra €2 it would have cost for the HD download).