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Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Jonathan Blow Jonathan Blow ... Himself
Brandon Boyer Brandon Boyer ... Himself
Renaud Bédard Renaud Bédard ... Himself
Anthony Carboni Anthony Carboni ... Himself
Ron Carmel Ron Carmel ... Himself
Chris Dahlen Chris Dahlen ... Himself
Phil Fish ... Himself
Gus Mastrapa Gus Mastrapa ... Himself
Danielle McMillen Danielle McMillen ... Herself
Edmund McMillen Edmund McMillen ... Himself
Jamie Refenes Jamie Refenes ... Himself
Kim Refenes Kim Refenes ... Herself
Tommy Refenes Tommy Refenes ... Himself
Ken Schachter Ken Schachter ... Himself
Jamin Warren Jamin Warren ... Himself
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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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Genres:

Documentary | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 September 2012 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Indie Game: The Movie See more »

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Budget:

CAD 100,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

BlinkWorks Media See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Much is made in the movie of the protracted development of Fez (2012). The game did eventually get released on April 13, 2012. It received critical praise and is considered a commercial success. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tommy Refenes: The things I've sacrificed are social. You kind of have to give up something to have something great.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Followed by Indie Game: Life After (2016) See more »

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Great storytelling about the artist's struggle in video game
18 July 2014 | by HectorVFSee all my reviews

Telling the story of how to make a game by yourself by successful creators, and the life and problems that incur working without the financial support and security that a big company offers but also without the creative oppression so common in the mass media industry. Is especially commendable for non-gamer people and even game-haters that say things like "videogames are entertainment, not art nor beautiful": here you can see with your very eyes the same struggle that a painter, or a filmmaker has when its out of budget, out of time, etc... Very well made and well presented, almost empathic documentary. 7 of 10


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