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Indie Game: The Movie

18rdp_indiegame_span-thumbstandard This captivating documentary follows several independent game designers as they painstakingly develop their games and hope for breakthrough success. It also explores the quirky sensibility these personalities bring to their art form.
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Netflix Rating: 4.2
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The Sweat, Tears and Passion Behind the Pixels
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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.
John Wenzel, Denver Post  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.
Guy Dixon, Globe and Mail  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.
Linda Barnard, Toronto Star  full review
 
[A] smart, involving documentary...
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times  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.
Nicolas Rapold, New York Times  full review
 
An insightful new geek documentary, well directed by first-timers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky.
Brian Miller, Village Voice  full review
 
Compelling glimpse into artistic compulsion in video games.
Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter  full review
 
The pic scores big points by drawing a sharp distinction between corporate vidgame programmers and indies.
Rob Nelson, Variety  full review
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 103 min
  • Available From: Oct 02, 2012
  • Queued by: 3291 people
Directed By
Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky
Cast
Jonathan Blow, Phil Fish, Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes
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