Indie Game: The Movie is the first feature documentary film to explore the world of video game creation. It shines a spotlight on the underdogs of the video game industry-independent game developers-who sacrifice money, health, and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their visions with the world. After two years of painstaking work, designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes await the release of their first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy-the adventures of a skinless boy in search of his girlfriend, who is made of bandages. At PAX, a major video game expo, developer Phil Fish unveils his highly anticipated game FEZ, four years in the making. Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time.
By showcasing four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal, Indie Game: The Movie delivers a moving portrait of the process of pouring your soul into your work. It's a journey emblematic of the digital era that will resonate with lovers and scholars of film, art, and business alike.
Contains adult language. Not suitable for all audiences.
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