Indie Game: The Movie is – as the title suggests – an indie movie for indie video game addicts. While teams of hundreds toil away on big-name releases like Call of Duty and L.A. Noire, a team of two sacrificed their social lives to create Super Meat Boy. Meanwhile Phil Fish, creator of the much-anticipated video game Fez, spent four years designing, re-designing, and lawsuit-battling to retain creative control and a timely release of his personal indie playpen. Braid creator Jonathan Blow also chips in with tales of success and online comments board evisceration.
Made possible through crowd funding, the film is comprised of interviews interspersed with gameplay footage. Capitalising on simplicity, they capture the influences and passions of these sometimes life-long creators. Driven by the desire to make something deeply personal, the film aptly demonstrates just how much they are willing to sacrifice to that end, bearing hardship and putting lives on pause to reach that final product of a completed game. [Nicola Balkind]
We think you'd like
Where You’re Meant To Be tour & album announcedA string of tour dates have been announced for new documentary Where You're Meant To Be, starring former Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat, have been announced. Read more »| 05 Feb 2016
Glasgow Short Film Festival unveils 2016 programmeLydia Lunch presenting the Cinema of Transgression at The Glue Factory, classic Universal horror movies given the 16mm shorts treatment and a focus on the short films of Syria are among Glasgow Short Film Festival's new programme Read more »| 03 Feb 2016
GoosebumpsGoofy kids' horror-comedy that lets RL Stine's Goosebumps monsters, and a hysterically over-the-top Jack Black, run amok So, you’re making the movie v... Read more »| 01 Feb 2016
Scotland Film Event Highlights – February 2016Big screen farewells to Bowie, Haskell Wexler and Vilmos Zsigmond, and warm up for the Glasgow Film Festival with the equally ace Glasgow Youth Film Festival Read more »| 01 Feb 2016