There is no game over in INDIE GAME THE MOVIE when developers struggle to produce the best video game they can with the least amount of people they can. It’s very easy to forget that video games like GTA are produced by thousands of people over 3-5 years. This film shows how the indie games that have so dominantly taken over the online markets if the gaming systems get made. Taking 3 video game creators and showing the troublesome journey they go through and are still going trough to produce games they would be proud to put out there. From concept to release, for some, this film follows the gruesome life that these game enthusiast go through. Having sometimes only two people working on writing, fixing and revising a game has game designers scrambling to produce something that will sell. Primarily having the enthusiasm of being avid gamer’s and loving video games, the creators of “Super Meat Boy”, “Fez”, and “Braid”, are determined to get their games made.
They each have different levels of experience and encounter different problems. The main problem they face is being only a few people working on bringing a game to a major gaming counsel. The ideas are there but making them reality ends up being a long arduous journey, taking as little as three years to release to the public. Not only wanting to have a game that the public will like they also want to release a game they are proud to put their name behind. There is success, there is happiness, there is turmoil, and there is struggle. Some end up happy with the outcome, some still haven’t finished, and some are less than happy. The approach is all in for every one of these creators and they all risk it all. They hold such passion and believe in their idea that they lay it all on the line. The ending comes after a long process and is well received.
Unless your a huge fan of video games, or developing video games, or of die hard struggles you may want to avoid this film. It has no glitz and glamour although it does carry much story and suspense. It’s about an hour and a half and it can drag on a bit.
I give this 3 out of 5 Popcorns.