The informational value of this documentary is relatively small, it is poorly shot and the soundtrack is horrible. Sure, we meet a lot of sympathetic guys working enthusiastically on their projects, and we get to know the hardship of their work; but I think some important facts are missing. E.g. if working on a game means to use every available media, why don't we hear something about the work with sounds?
Let me save you 103 minutes and sum up this useless, poorly shot info doc. Hey guys did you know that making things is difficult and can take awhile and there is no guarantee of success so it is stressful and when you work on things for years it can become a personal reflection of yourself and i guess that makes games art so we should respect the medium.
I've never been what would be called a 'video game person' but appreciate the art and creativity the game makers put into their creations. This quite marvelous documentary captures the sacrifices made to create these worlds and the possible futility of creating games that the public may reject. Worth the time watching just to see the genuine reactions the programmers have watching others experience their game.
This Sundance award-wining doco on the harrowing struggle of 4 independent game developers is thoroughly engaging, upbeat and surprisingly emotional. Shot over the course of several years it spotlights the punishing personal sacrifice of living with high ambition. Recommended for anyone who loves games, design and the spirit of independence. 4 stars