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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Jonathan Blow Jonathan Blow ... Himself
Brandon Boyer Brandon Boyer ... Himself
Renaud Bédard Renaud Bédard ... Himself
Anthony Carboni Anthony Carboni ... Himself
Ron Carmel Ron Carmel ... Himself
Chris Dahlen Chris Dahlen ... Himself
Phil Fish ... Himself
Gus Mastrapa Gus Mastrapa ... Himself
Danielle McMillen Danielle McMillen ... Herself
Edmund McMillen Edmund McMillen ... Himself
Jamie Refenes Jamie Refenes ... Himself
Kim Refenes Kim Refenes ... Herself
Tommy Refenes Tommy Refenes ... Himself
Ken Schachter Ken Schachter ... Himself
Jamin Warren Jamin Warren ... Himself
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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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Documentary | Drama

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Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Canada

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English | French

Release Date:

15 September 2012 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Indie Game: The Movie See more »

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Budget:

CAD 100,000 (estimated)
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BlinkWorks Media See more »
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16:9 HD
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jonathan Blow: If you don't see a vulnerability in somebody, you're probably not relating with them on a very personal level.
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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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Features Super Meat Boy (2010) See more »

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Video games as Interactive Arts
7 October 2013 | by villeuuSee 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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