Indie Game: The Movie

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Released 2012

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Director:
Lisanne Pajot , James Swirsky
Released:
2012
Rating:
R

Indie Game: The Movielooks at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their creative visions with the world. Following the making of the games SUPER MEAT BOY, FEZ and BRAID, this Sundance award-winning film captures the tension and drama by focusing on these developers' vulnerability and obsessive quest to express themselves through a 21st-century art form.

Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Well-crafted and intelligent, this film is an illumination of the agony of creation – the self-doubt, the obsession, the life sacrifices – that are the core, not merely the sid...

  • 63

    Slant Magazine Nick Schager

    Makes a compelling case for games as not only clever hand-eye coordination exercises, but also as manifestations of their creators' emotional and philosophical viewpoints.

  • 60

    Time Out New York Keith Uhlich

    This is a movie about a subculture, made for that subculture; only hard-core Xboxers need apply.

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