INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE 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. Following the making of the games SUPER MEAT BOY, FEZ and BRAID, this Sundance award-winning film captures the tension and drama by focusing on these developers' vulnerability and obsessive quest to express themselves through a 21st-century art form.
- Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky
- Phil Fish, Jonathan Blow, Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes
"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.Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, 05.17.2012
The pic scores big points by drawing a sharp distinction between corporate vidgame programmers and indies.Rob Nelson, Variety, 01.30.2012
[A] smart, involving documentary...Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 05.17.2012
Compelling glimpse into artistic compulsion in video games.Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter, 05.14.2012