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Mubi is showing Indie Game: The Movie (2011) May 31 - June 30, 2016 in the United States and many other countries around the world.We made this film because we wanted to watch this film.I grew up a video game kid. It dominated everything. In my head, my hometown was charted not by street names or landmarks, but by which arcade cabinet resides in which convenience store. I was obsessed. For reasons I’m not entirely too sure of, this obsession eventually quieted down. Games and I parted ways for awhile. I think some part of me thought I had outgrown them.It wasn’t until an interview Lisanne (my co-director) and I conducted with an independent video game designer out of Winnipeg re-introduced me to games and let me know that video games had been growing and evolving without me all this time. Video games were now a fully-fledged art form… »
I usually wait until I have a few hours of spare time; usually on a weekend or over the holidays. I boot up my computer, open up Steam, and queue up the game’s install. A quick dash to the bathroom and perhaps a trip to the kitchen to prepare some hot chocolate (or something equally comforting) and I’m all set. It’s time to play Braid again.
Anybody who has played video games for a good part of their life might find themselves drawn to a specific game (or a few). Whether they kept us distracted during a troubling time, or introduced us to a virtual world we instantly fell in love with, there’s no denying the power of video games as an interactive medium. Movies and music (among others) can have the same effect, but there’s something special and (by definition) unique when it comes to video games, »
- Shaan Joshi
2 items from 2016