Indie Game: The Movie - A Hot Docs Live Presentation
Not Recommended for Young Children
May 3, 2012 | 2h 05m
With the twenty-first century comes a new breed of struggling independent artist: the indie game designer. Refusing to toil for major developers, these innovators independently conceive, design, and program their distinctly personal games in the hope that they, too, may find success. 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, four-years-in-the-making Fez. Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time.
- James Swirsky Co-Winner for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for World Cinema Documentary Editing Award
- Lisanne Pajot Co-Winner for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for World Cinema Documentary Editing Award