• Released
  • May 18, 2012
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • Documentary
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Indie Game: The Movie Synopsis
Indie game developers create games and release them to the world.
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The New York Times

Along the way comes a bracing, honest confession about these interactive creations, voiced by one designer but no doubt applying to many...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Video-game developers: Geeks, nerds, socially adrift obsessives. Indie Game thankfully gets past such base introductions in a flash and...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Well-crafted and intelligent, this film is an illumination of the agony of creation – the self-doubt, the obsession, the life sacrifices –...
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70

Variety

By Rob Nelson
The picture scores big points by drawing a sharp distinction between corporate vidgame programmers and indies.
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70

Village Voice

An insightful new geek documentary, well directed by first-timers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
Fortunately, Pajot and Swirsky don't overdo the minutiae (this is a movie even non-gamers can enjoy), offering just enough insight into the...
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63

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Makes a compelling case for games as not only clever hand-eye coordination exercises, but also as manifestations of their creators'...
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
This is a movie about a subculture, made for that subculture; only hard-core Xboxers need apply.
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