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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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The movie budget was achieved via crowd funding at the website Kickstarter. People who donated would get the movie after it was finished. 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: My whole career has been me, trying to find new ways to communicate with people, because I desperately want to communicate with people, but I don't want the messy interaction of having to make friends and talk to people, because I probably don't like them.
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Tedious, but quite rewarding
21 December 2012 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

How do game developers work? What torments them? What are the pros and cons? Well, the best part about this documentary is when the developers talk about their pains. Personally, I love when you see somebody's pains and the real grit they have to go through in order to get something done. I also liked to see the differences explained between working on a major game where 1000 people are involved and the indies, where you have 1-10 people involved. The bad bit about this is having to sift through tediousness; the filmmakers should have made the film quicker with more pep in its step. After a third into the film, I almost lost consciousness. In the end, it's only interesting to gamers due to how slow it is, which is bad. Better editing could maybe have changed that.


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