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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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Jonathan Blow: If you don't see a vulnerability in somebody, you're probably not relating with them on a very personal level.
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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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My review is pointless, just watch it already.
27 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There aren't that many documentaries about video games so to say that this is easily the best of the bunch might not mean much to many (that's a lot of M's right there), but it is. It's also one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. If the film-makers idea was to first give you a really great view of how some of these indie developers do their stuff and why, then have you on the edge of your seat as release day looms and problems arrive, then finish by leaving you a little bit misty and in a really good mood? If that was their idea then it worked for me.

It's every bit as brilliant as the games that are featured. I think people owe it to themselves to watch this.


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