Indie Game: The Movie

2012

Indie Game: The Movie

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Indie Game: The Movie, directed by James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot, looks at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their creative visions with the world. This Sundance award-winning film captures the tension and drama by focusing on these artists' vulnerability and obsessive quest to express themselves through a 21st-century art form. -- (C) Official Site

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  • Like punk rock or alternative comedy, it's a DIY pursuit that pits go-it-alone types against an industry machine, often breeding exciting but intensely idiosyncratic art in the process.

    Jun 1, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • This is about developers communicating with the world in the most creative, productive way they know how. It's about the artistic process.

    May 25, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • You may have never picked up a game console in your life, but there's universal access thanks to compelling stories in Indie Game: The Movie.

    May 24, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] smart, involving documentary...

    May 18, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • "Indie Game: The Movie" lays bare the passion behind the pixels, revealing the sweat, tears and sleep deprivation that go into trying to make the latest gaming sensation.

    May 18, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This is a movie about a subculture, made for that subculture; only hard-core Xboxers need apply.

    May 15, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Keith Uhlich

    Time Out
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