Indie Game [Review 21 for FQ13]

fq2013_yellow

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

Independent-game-developers-71Why I Saw It: It was getting some decent reviews and it seemed like an interesting documentary.

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:  

  • none

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.

Other Recommendations:

– 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.

Advertisements

2 responses to “Indie Game [Review 21 for FQ13]

  1. Pingback: Wreck-It Ralph: My Hopes Destroyed [Review 51 for FQ13] | Guys Film Quest·

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s