Not all good video games are made by big companies with huge budgets. And sometimes the process of putting the finishing touches on a game can be more difficult than coming up with the concept and functionality in the first place.
Indie Game: The Movie
What Was It About? “A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.“
Rating: 7.8 out of 10
Memorable Performances: As with other documentaries, I don’t look at the individuals involved as having given “performances”. The people involved were interesting enough to help get viewers hooked into not just what’s going on in their lives, but also gives us reason to care about whether they’re successful or not in their endeavors.
Potential Nominations for Film Quest ’13:
Favorite Parts: The release date stuff for Super Meat Boy and their first big day of sales was gratifying after watching all the hard work, and the scenes showing FEZ gameplay and how it’s built were particularly interesting to me.
The Regrettable Aspects: There really weren’t any.
Would I watch it again? I’ll watch it again once I get the opportunity to play the games.
To Whom Would I Recommend It? To anyone who enjoys playing indie video games.
– I’ve got nothin’….
I had a hard time with it, so if you’ve got recommendations for alternatives to INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE, or for other similar films, let me know!
Next up, THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT.