So we've all played Fez, Super Meat Boy,and Braid by now, but have we ever stopped to think about how these modern classics made their way onto our consoles? Indie Game: The Movie, a new film released this week, details the obsessive desires of three game developers all eager to create artistic masterpieces in video game form.
After four years of hard work Phil Fish recently uncovered his pixel perfect 2D rotating adventure, Fez, in what appeared to be the longest wait ever for a modern-retro title. While our wait for this new title may have been tough, Phil had it much harder. In Indie Game: The Movie he is quick to discuss his pain of testing the same scenes over and over again countless times. What makes it worse was the burden upon his shoulders knowing that had Fez been a failure, it may have been his last venture into the world of video games.
His efforts, however, paid off nicely after near perfect review scores began popping up. While we have only seen the finished product, Indie Game: The Movie provides us with an in-depth documentary and behind the scenes with Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes of Super Meat Boy fame, Fez's Phil Fish, and Jonathan Blow the mastermind behind Braid- detailing the ins and outs of the indie game scene and the very games they all created.
While this film may have won several awards at film festivals, you'll have to hunt out the few cinema showings for the big screen experience due to its obscure nature. Failing that the movie has now been released as a digital download for the small sum of $9.99.
Indie Game: The Movie Trailer
We're about to grab some popcorn and settle down with Indie Game: The Movie this evening. Should you have seen it already, let us know your thoughts below.
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