Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Overview: Indie Game: The Movie is a documentary which takes a look at the indie game world through the eyes of four developers: Phil Fish (Fez), Jonathan Blow (Braid), and Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes (Super Meat Boy). Braid provided a retrospective look on the development, Super Meat Boy provided the full picture (development from start to finish), and Fez provided a development with an unknown ending (with respect to the time of the movie).*

*The Special Edition contains the outcome of Fez.

Today I watched this movie and I definitely learned to appreciate indie gaming development much more.

With that being said, while I understood the Braid developer getting depressed about most players not seeing the game the way he saw it, it's unrealistic to expect an internal idea to surface through a video game with such clarity.

This is especially true with video games over other forms of art, because the majority of video game players probably consider video games as a form of entertainment more than a form of art.

After watching the movie I watched all the special features and played the game. Playing the game is done by clicking on the controller. I knew from the achievementes there was a game at the main screen the controller felt like the thing to click. Hurrah! It is very hard. I only know about half the games which are mentioned and even the ones I do know i can't necessarily find due to not remembering the characters clearly or not finding them as its all done in Ed MacMullen art.

Watched 20170307 (Netflix, Instant)
Indie Game: The Movie (2012) Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky. 94 min

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