Monday, July 23, 2012

Indie Game: The Movie


Now, I feel like I can assume that if you have been reading my Steam Sale posts, especially Day XI, I wouldn't need a deep explanation of why I am writing this post, but they say never to assume.

In my last post, I had recommended a movie called Indie Game: The Movie, which was a bit of a departure from  my usual game recommendations. This movie follows three developers (Team Meat, Jonathan Blow, and Polytron) through the process of making an indie game. It's an interesting way to make a movie, because you get to see a couple different sides of the development process and how the devs are affected. Team Meat, comprised of Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes, are the main focus of the film, and are filmed from the beginning of development of Super Meat Boy, all the way its release. Polytron, and more famously, Phil Fish, is trying to finish his first indie game Fez, and it shows the very stressful and unsure future of developing indie games. Jonathan Blow, known for his indie hit Braid, delivers an insight to the success, both financial and personal, after the release. It's a very interesting angle, and works out amazingly. The blood, sweat, and tears that get put into these games, and the emotional roller coasters that they experience make you really care for them, and you hope everything works out for the best. If you've ever been curious of the developers behind some of our most beloved games, buying this movie is a no brainier.

5/5

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