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The emotional journey of four developers as they sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their games with the world.
Release Date: Jun 12, 2012
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Indie Game: The Movie Steam Bundle 75%off (Movie, DLC + Games)

June 12

The Indie Game: The Movie Steam Bundle is currently on $9.99!

The Bundle includes...
  • Indie Game: The Movie
  • Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition DLC
  • Super Meat Boy
  • FEZ
  • Braid

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It's part of the Two Year Anniversary of the film happening over at IndieGameTheMovie.com

Also, if you've ever been interested in an IGTM Poster, T-Shirt, DVD or Blu-Ray, you may want to check out the IGTM Shop Sale also going on.

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LIVE STREAMING EVENT WITH TEAM MEAT THIS FRIDAY

June 11

IGTM turns two this week!

...yikes! That happened quickly. We have some fun birthday stuff happening. Including a live event on Twitch, This Friday!

We'll be streaming the movie with live commentary/AMA from Edmund & Tommy of Super Meat Boy and hosted by Northernlion.

Should be a lot of fun. Read about it all here:

Here are the details...

What: IGTM Screening Event with Team Meat Live Commentary
Date: Friday, June 13th
When: 4pm PST
Where:http://www.twitch.tv/northernlion
Schedule: 4-5pm, Video AMA with Ed, Tommy & Northerlion, 5-7pm IGTM Screening.

Hope to see you there!

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Reviews

One of the top-rated movies of 2012. 93% RT Score
Rotten Tomatoes
“There are victories, defeats, tears and smiles. Indie Game: The Movie is a MUST-SEE doc for anybody that fancies themselves a gamer or for anyone who gets sucked into a good underdog story.”
Ain’t it Cool News
“'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”
New York Times

Special Edition DLC

Special Edition DLC now available. With 100+ minutes of new epilogues & short films, the Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition DLC is another film's worth of stories, crafted by the directors of the original award-winning feature documentary. Find out about what happened after to the developers of Super Meat Boy & FEZ, and about other games and game creators.

Update

Indie Game: The Movie has been updated with new languages, directors' commentary, trading cards & achievements.

About the Game

Follow the creation of the games Super Meat Boy, Braid and FEZ through this Sundance award-winning feature documentary. Critic’s Pick of the New York Times and declared a “Must See” by Ain’t It Cool News. Watch the full theatrical cut in 1080p HD.

After almost 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.

First-time filmmaking duo Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky capture the emotional journey of these developers as they sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their games with the world. Four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal— to express oneself through a video game.

Features:

  • 1080P, full HD video application.
  • ‘Team Meat’ Audio Commentary Track: Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes provide their various insights throughout the film. Hilarious, informative and sometimes outright lies. It’s a great compliment to the film.
  • Subtitle / Language Support: Arabic, Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Ukraine.
  • Video Extras: Assorted video pieces produced during the production of the film.

Festivals:

  • 2012 Sundance Official Selection World Documentary Competition

  • 2012 Sundance Winner for Best Editing in World Documentary Cinema

  • 2012 South by Southwest Official Selection

  • 2012 Hot Docs Festival Official Selection
  • 2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest Official Selection

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3; Windows Server® 2003; Windows Server® 2008; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 2
    • Processor:2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.4Ghz or faster x86-compatible processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X v10.6
    • Processor:Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Additional: Not compatible with OSX 10.7.3
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Intel Core™ Duo 2.4Ghz or faster processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
75 of 126 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
"Pay us 10 Bucks to see us whine for 90 minutes while becoming millionaires."

In all seriousness, this movie is too shallow for my liking. It focuses solely on 3 lucky hits and ignores the whole Indie Gaming and Dev community and its background. There is so much material, so much to know and learn and talk about, yet it still ends up as being only fanservice for those four devs.
The movie could have been so much more, but... it just did not deliver. It's not worth the 10$ or even 10€ (~14$) depending on where you live. Watch it if you get the chance to do so for free or very cheap, you won't be bored.

McMillen is hot though.
Posted: May 20
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25 of 40 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Well-crafted and intelligent, this film is an illumination of the agony of creation – the self-doubt, the obsession, the life sacrifices – that are the core, not merely the side-effects of those define themselves through "art."Video-game developers: Geeks, nerds, socially adrift obsessives. Indie Game thankfully gets past such base introductions in a flash and graduates to far more engrossing levels – levels which open up into the real worlds of the best independent game developers working their craft.The movie scores big points by drawing a sharp distinction between corporate vidgame programmers and indies.It makes a compelling case for games as not only clever hand-eye coordination exercises, but also as manifestations of their creators' emotional and philosophical viewpoints.This is a movie about a subculture, made for that subculture. It's a must buy for all indie fans and people interested in game development.
Posted: June 16
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
61.4 hrs on record
If you want to know how much sacrifice it takes to make a videogame then I suggest you watch this movie & in the end it feels very satisfying if you make a good game for the world to talk about. This movie is perfect if you want some inspiration to making your own videogame & I suggest watching it then showing the movie to anyone you know (I wouldn't suggest the movie if you despise Phil Fish but you have to admit he went through hell but I'm hoping for the best for him & hopefully his narcissistic attitude changes).
Posted: July 30
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Witness the birth of a monster called Phil Fish.
Posted: August 20
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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Every gamer should watch this movie!
Posted: June 3
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140 of 169 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
This movie is a must see for anyone. Of course it's about video games, but it's also about being artistic and doing your own thing, about failure and success, about living your dreams. This film would give motivation to a dead man.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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Awards

Official Selection
Sundance Film Festival

Official Selection
SXSW Film Festival

Best Editing
Sundance Film Festival

'Critics' Pick'
New York Times

Best Documentaries of the Year
iTunes

Best Documentaries of the Year
Film School Rejects

Best Documentary of the Year
Utah Film Critics Assoc.

Top Reviewed Documentaries of the Year
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Top Ten Films of the Year
Crave Online

Top Ten Films of the Year
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Top 10 Films of the Year (You haven't Seen)
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Top 10 Films of the Year (You May Have Missed)
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