Indie Game: the Movie

Indie Game: the Movie is the first feature documentary film about making video games. It looks specifically 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 visions with the world.

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. Four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal— to express oneself through a video game.

Official selection of Sundance 2012 and SXSW 2012. Named one of the best 10 films at Sundance by Wired, Entertainment Weekly, and Paste Magazine. One of the best reviewed films of 2012 on Rotten Tomatoes.

"Indie Game… lays bare the passion behind the pixels” – The New York Times.

Runtime: 96 min. This film is unrated but contains MATURE CONTENT. Watch trailer here.

Indie Game: the Movie is being shown in conjunction with The Art of Video Games on view Jun 16 – Sept 29.

Cost: FREE for Museum Members, $5 Non-members. Tickets available here.

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