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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 ... Himself
Brandon Boyer ... Himself
Renaud Bédard ... Himself
Anthony Carboni ... Himself
Ron Carmel ... Himself
Chris Dahlen ... Himself
... Himself
Gus Mastrapa ... Himself
Danielle McMillen ... Herself
Edmund McMillen ... Himself
Jamie Refenes ... Himself
Kim Refenes ... Herself
Tommy Refenes ... Himself
Ken Schachter ... Himself
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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Documentary | Drama

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Независимая игра: Кино  »

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CAD 100,000 (estimated)
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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

Various game play video from other independent games not covered in the main movie are shown during the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.30 (2013) See more »

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My review is pointless, just watch it already.
27 June 2012 | by 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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