Indie Game: The Movie has been awarded
a coveted spot in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival line-up,
catapulting the documentary and its Canadian filmmakers
into the international spotlight. It will compete this winter against
11 other flicks in the World Cinema Documentary category,
matching cinematic wits with non-fiction storytellers from around the globe.
Made by Winnipeg, Manitoba, residents
James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot of BlinkWorks Media, Indie Game: The
Movie is an exploration of what it truly means to grind it out as an
independent developer in the video game industry. The doc includes
appearances by Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes of Team Meat (Super
Meat Boy), Jonathon Blow (Braid), Phil Fish (FEZ), Ron Carmel of 2D
Boy (World of Goo), and a slew of industry journalists and
supporters. It also features a soundtrack scored by Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery
composer Jim Guthrie.
Indie Game: The Movie was funded to the
tune of almost $100,000 by a passionate army of fans through the
grassroots online fundraiser site Kickstarter. Due to the positive
response, Swirsky and Pajot are planning to release a
special edition featuring even more developer interviews with indie game makers such as Adam Saltzman of Adam Atonic (Canabalt), Erin
Robinson of Wadjet Eye Games (Puzzle Bots), Steve Swink and Scott
Anderson (Shadow Physics), and many more.
The original version will make its
world debut during the Sundance Film Festival, held January 19 to 29
in Utah. See the full list of films here.
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