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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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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 film notes that Super Meat Boy went on to sell a million copies of the game. The developers, however, note in the audio commentary that only about 25% of these sales occurred on the Xbox Live Arcade; the remaining sales came from the PC version. 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: [in a Skype-call with Tommy before release day] I'll send out the press release, update the website, update my blog, update my Facebook, and call it a night... What are you going to do Tommy?
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Tommy Refenes: Uhh... What happened? I just fell asleep.
Edmund McMillen: Really?
Tommy Refenes: Yeah... uh... uh... What, what did you say?
Edmund McMillen: [laughing] Um, nothing.
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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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Interesting look at the game makers life
8 August 2013 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

The game developing process. What goes into it? What are the stresses that one may endure? This documentary takes a fairly in depth look at the lives of 3 particular games being developed, and the personal lives of those creating it(Fez,Super Meat Boy and Braid). Focusing more on the positive and negative aspects of how the process effects the people involved is what draws you in. There is no acting, action, etc. just the real life drama that goes into deadlines, marketing, and all things aside from what code to put on what page. The presentation may not be for all viewers but it definitely is interesting to see where a person can snap, or reap the rewards of years of hard work even when others wrote them off as crazy. I was personally drawn into the inner conflicts that were shown to real feel the real life emotions. Must see for gamers, that is for sure, but also for a casual viewer, I believe that it is something interesting to see just what goes on day by day (they seem to keep hours like me). 6.4/10


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