Indie Game: The Movie is a Real Tearjerker

Indie Game: The Movie is a Real Tearjerker

Ever wondered who makes those weird indie games you download for free off the net? Indie Game: The Movie gives a look into their lives.

Indie Game: The Movie is a documentary about videogames that explores the medium through independent developers. Its creators say the idea is to take a look at "the human side of the creative process, and the connections between game and game-maker."

This short clip is a teaser for the upcoming movie and focuses on Edmund McMillen, whose past games worked on include Aether, Gish, and Braid. His current project is Super Meat Boy, a platformer where players must help a cube of meat save his girlfriend.

McMillen talks about his childhood and how part of it led to his creations as an independent game developer. The short clip itself emphasizes to me how independent games can be more about self expression and emotion than making a buck. More developers are planned to be in the final product, but none have been announced yet.

James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot of Blinkworks were inspired to make a full length film on indie developers after creating a short on Alec Holowka of independent game company Infinite Ammo. In fall 2010, the two plan to travel across the country to finish Indie Game: The Movie, and if you want to help fund the project they've set up a Kickstarter page. The final product is planned for release in Spring 2011.

Via: TIGSource


Wait, this is about Edmund McMillen?
The guy behind Spewer and Time Fcuk?
Oh, now I just have to see this.

This looks interesting, and quite sad really. I'm definetly going to try and catch this.

I'm not going to lie, that clip had me glassy-eyed and choked up a bit...

That had was certainly intresting...well made

Nice that the world is interested in the lives of us indies. Most people just see a quick download and a small game but often a lot of life energy goes into making these games. Unlike the production line mentality of larger dev studios.

Guy's got issues...I feel really bad for his child-self

That does spark up some emotion. I'm going to see this when it comes out and i think a certain CEO (he knows who he is) should go see it as well.

Definitely looking forward to watching this!

Holy shit. The guy is really cool. I used to draw really, really wierd shit when I was small. Much much worse than what he was doing, but it never isolated me. My friends loved it too.

Anyway, I'd love to see the movie.

Looking foward to seeing this. :)

I used to draw really, really wierd shit when I was small. Much much worse than what he was doing, but it never isolated me. My friends loved it too.

That was the same with me, but I knew the reason why I drew the stuff I did. It was all about telling the teachers and faculty to go f*** themselves and basically getting the biggest reaction out of them I could. I went to a Catholic school and I would draw things like vampires under a crucifix drinking the blood of Jesus, space wars against God, things like that. Even as far back as second grade I had teachers telling me how well I drew but then tell me what to draw, I guess it was my way of rebelling against being told what to draw when I wanted to draw Spider-Man fighting Batman and the Green Goblin.

Cool something else to expect on 2011

List so far:

Sucker Punch
Indie Game: The movie
Making prank calls on December 31 to people i know believes (at some degree) the BS of 2012

Excellent teaser, looking forward to seeing the full thing. Good to see something purely focussing on the lovely people behind indie games.

So much more heart in indie titles than high-budget mainstream ones.


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