Indie Game: The Movie Out for Preorder Now

The trailer for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection Indie Game: The Movie has us going on. Featuring compelling stories from a myriad of top indie game designers like  Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes (Super Meat Boy), Phil Fish (FEZ), and Jonathan Blow (Braid), the documentary itself captures the painstaking experiences of what being a independent artist truly means in a dying trade that sacrifices creativity for wealth within the twenty-first century. From passing glimpses of the film trailer, Indie Game: The Movie seems to pose and answer crucial questions about the video game industry, especially with regards to the hardships and implications of  interactive art within independent video games.

Largely funded through various successful Kickstarter campaigns, the film has been chiefly supported by the online community and responses have been overwhelming. First-time filmmaking duo James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot have worked on this project for over a year to gather stories from indie game developers around North America in a great attempt to encapsulate what it means to “express oneself through a game”. We seem to think this attempt is quite successful, as the cinematography and film score by Canadian composer Jim Gunthrie (preview his wonderful work here) we have previewed thus far proves to be incredibly breathtaking to both visual and aural senses.

While you can currently request screenings in your city, Indie Game: The Movie is available for preorder now on DVD and digital copy.

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Hailing from sunny California, Adrienne Macalinao is an avid gaming and comics enthusiast. Learning to play video games before she could even walk, she has closely observed the video game music arrangement community since 2001. It's also worth mentioning that she is probably a cylon. If you have any tips or VGM news suggestions, shoot an e-mail to [email protected].