This just released on the 12th via Steam and last night I got a chance to sit down with it. Indie Game: The Movie is a pretty powerful film that follows several Indie game developers as they struggle to bring their game to market, connect with gamers through their true message behind their games, deal with the big companies, business issues, and more. You really get a sense of where these guys are coming from and why they act the way they do.
For example Phil Fish, the creator of Fez, spends majority of the film not even sure if he'll be able to release his game because his original business partner quit and was trying to block him legally from releasing the game. At the same time he has hordes of people bothering him online wanting to know where Fez is and he's like "It's just me and one other guy working on it so just give me a break!" Now I can see why he comes off as a little bitter and upset over things after the fact.
Team Meat is also featured along with the issues they faced releasing on XBLA. Braid is another game making an appearance along with many more.
Curious if anyone else had seen this yet and what their thoughts were on this. I loved it and thought it was a great look at how hard Indie game development is. These guys have everything riding on one game they put years of their life into and even though you know how things turn out you are still on the edge of your seat with these guys as they tackle each issue.
If you haven't seen it yet and are interested in the Indie scene do yourself a favor and go check it out. It's on Steam right now for $9.99 and I promise you Steam doesn't bite I use it all the time, even while deployed.