This week was full of anticipation for me. I had been looking forward for a long, long time to the release of Indie Game: The Movie – what looked to be a breathtaking documentary about independent game development – and it was finally released! And it did definitely deliver. It blew my mind, it was so great, raw and personal… there is something magical and contagious about very passionate people talking about that single thing they devote their lives to… a real pleasure to behold ^_^ See the trailer below, and tell me it isn’t appealing…
With the twenty-first century comes a new breed of struggling independent artist: the indie game designer. Refusing to toil for major developers, these innovators independently conceive, design, and program their distinctly personal games in the hope that they, too, may find success.
After two years of painstaking work, designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes await the release of their first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy—the adventures of a skinless boy in search of his girlfriend, who is made of bandages. At PAX, a major video-game expo, developer Phil Fish unveils his highly anticipated, four-years-in-the-making FEZ. Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time.
P.S. Malin, my non-geek lovely girlfriend, also loved it! xD