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Initial post: Jun 14, 2012 6:14:06 AM PDT
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.

Thoughts?

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 6:19:20 AM PDT
new Tron says:
I really do want to watch this, even if Phil Fish gets a lot of screen time. He just seems SO incredibly douchy all the time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 6:23:22 AM PDT
Kirksplosion says:
I'll definitely be buying this at some point. I...kinda wonder if it will get a Steam sale. I'll dive in for the $10 after a while if it doesn't appear so. I really want to see it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 6:32:40 AM PDT
He is a bit of a douche in the film but it is understandable with all he is dealing with. If anything I felt like he more overreacted to things but once he calmed down he was pretty alright.

@ Kirk

I'm not sure if this will get a sale since it took so long to come out and is seeing such a limited release using only Steam. I'm happy I snagged it and hope it goes on sale so plenty of people pick this up.

Now I want to see a documentary about game development in a major studio.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 6:34:35 AM PDT
John McClane says:
How long is it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 6:37:12 AM PDT
Kirksplosion says:
I think it's also available for download on iTunes and straight from their website.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 7:39:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 14, 2012 7:44:25 AM PDT
no shet left unshat on the the most virtuous.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012 6:56:38 AM PDT
Is it? I've just seen it on Steam and I know they were making a pretty big deal out of it so I wasn't sure if it was out elsewhere yet.

@ John

It's right around two hours give or take following a few Indie developers as they work on their games, go to conventions, and try to get by spending every possible free moment working on their vision.
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