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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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Much is made in the movie of the protracted development of the game FEZ. The game did eventually get released on April 13, 2012 and has received critical praise and is considered a commercial success. 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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Video previews for a number of indie games are featured during the closing credits. Here are the titles of all the Indie games featured in order of appearance. Warp, Canabalt, Catapult for hire, Antichamber, Overgrowth, Alpha Squad, Caster, Gravity Hook HD, Arena, High flyer Death Defyer, Poidin, Xenonauts See more »

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Video games as Interactive Arts
7 October 2013 | by (Finland) – See 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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