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.
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Very Positive (1,489 reviews) - 93% of the 1,489 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 12, 2012

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Includes 5 items: Indie Game: The Movie, Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition DLC, Super Meat Boy, FEZ, Braid

 

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 This 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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
    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
39 of 52 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
A documentary for gamers.
And developers.
It's for me.
And you.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Indie Game: The Movie is a documentary film by BlinkWorks Media.

You follow the story of Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes, Phil Fish and Jonathan Blow during the development of their respective indie games (excep for Jonathan whose game was already released) as well as their experience on the indie scene and their various struggles.

At the end, I enjoyed it. so, if you're interested in the indie scene or in any of the games mentioned in this movie, you should definitely watch it ♥

★★★★★ | Loved it
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
The only movie on Steam which you can download and play. No forced online streaming.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Indie Game: The Movie ist eine unterhaltsame Ansammlung an Filmmaterialien, die ihr auf jeden Fall mal ausprobieren solltet. Immerhin motiviert es besonders, wenn man nur durch schauen Achievements bekommt.
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172 of 194 people (89%) found this review helpful
50 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2015
Indie Game: The Movie is not a game, it's exactly what title suggest: a movie. Plus some additional scenes.
A movie about indie games development.
A movie about what means to be a game developer.
A movie which every true gaming fan should watch.
A movie which has more in common with gaming than many video games.

VERDICT:
If you dream to be Indie developer, watch it first.
If you think that every game developer is a rich guy, watch it.
If you are CEO of EA, watch it. It will remind you why people make games.

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