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Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 15 September 2012 (Taiwan)
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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

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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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BlinkWorks Media See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The film states that Jonathan Blow's next game, The Witness, will release in 2012. However, the game did not release until 2016. 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

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?
[pause]
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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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 »

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Features Fez (2012) See more »

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Interesting look at the game makers life
8 August 2013 | by jackmeatSee 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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