I watched this many years ago and was really impressed - watched again as I've recently got back into gaming and after playing Braid and some similar games I can definitely appreciate the artistry and worlds/experiences that these people make. Some of my favourite memories as a kid are from the SNES days and as an adult it is great to have deep and intelligent works of art like Braid, Inside, Limbo, etc =)
somehow it made me cared less. If you are truly making the games for yourselves, why do you expect / care so much about it being successful (in reviews, monetary, and sales terms)? Every creator certainly hopes that their works are appreciated (and funded), but there's no guarantee what-so-ever; and that's when you know you are making art not a living
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.
A very heartfelt and humanistic approach to looking at the faces behind the games. Able to follow some of the biggest releases in the past several years the film feels increasingly relevant as society adopts both video games and indie designers from all forms of media. The movie gives each of the figures the time for the viewer to gain a connection to them. Seeing the success of their games almost felt like one's own
An really great documentary on the tribulations, turmoils, successes and other big words about how much is at stake for indie gamers and their games. This film made me really appreciate how much love is put into something so creative and immerse. I'm now going to go look for these games and try to play them.
I'm not a gamer. I wish I was but once joysticks gave way to more complex controllers, I lacked the hand-eye coordination and patience. That said, I admire the resilience, imagination, and talent of these indie developers, but I got a little bored with the film. The best part was Blow's comment: "If you don't see a vulnerability in somebody, you're probably not relating with them on a very personal level." Very true.
'Indie Game: The Movie' lays bare the passion behind the pixels, revealing the sweat, tears and sleep deprivation that go into trying to make the latest gaming sensation” – New York Times. For those interested there's even a special edition with new material: http://store.steampowered.com/app/207080/
Very cool insight into the inde game world. Inde gamers are the new film makers, they are creating stories and experiences and putting their heart and soul into these games, sometimes they work, sometimes they dont. It is really fun to watch. Anyone who does anything creative are these people. The fears, the triumphs and the failures. Great film about people trying to do what they love.