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Indie Game: The Movie

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About the Movie

INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE looks at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their creative visions with the world. Following the making of the games SUPER MEAT BOY, FEZ and BRAID, this Sundance award-winning film captures the tension and drama by focusing on these developers' vulnerability and obsessive quest to express themselves through a 21st-century art form.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 29
  • Fresh: 27
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "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, May 18, 2012

Fresh: The pic scores big points by drawing a sharp distinction between corporate vidgame programmers and indies. – Rob Nelson, Variety, Jan 30, 2012

Fresh: [A] smart, involving documentary... – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2012

Fresh: Compelling glimpse into artistic compulsion in video games. – Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter, May 14, 2012

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Customer Reviews

A must see!

I was lucky to catch a screening in Winnipeg and was blown away. Brilliantly captures people dedicating their life to follow their dreams. Even a non gamer like myself "gets" these people, and this movie.

Fantastic movie!!!

Truly a wonderful film. I would recommend it to absolutely everyone. I can't wait to see what these directors do next!!!


This doc has everything. At points it feels like a well scripted suspense thriller by Sorkin, and at other times it will have you teary eyed as you get a very intimate look at the artists on screen. Even if you're not into gaming at all, it is still very insightful on creativity and artists of any kind. I think if you're a fan of documentaries in general, you will be able to find something very enjoyable here.

It's very well shot, the music by Jim Guthrie is perfect, and it's one of the best paced documentaries ever. It will seriously have you on the edge of your seat at points, wanting to find out the fates of these one and two man teams and their games.

It's strange to use words like gripping, or edge of your seat for a documentary, but this movie pulls it off, and even delivers some strong laughs. CHECK IT OUT FOR SURE!

Indie Game: The Movie
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2012

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