Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Indie Game: The Movie
Indie Game was an excellent documentary about the developing process of multiple indie games, from the perspectives of the developers. It highlights the struggles and anxiety involved with the process, as well as the reward. The development of Fez and Super Meat Boy were the main focuses, as well as some details about Jonathan Blow's experiences after releasing his game Braid. I thought that the film did a great job of showing just how hard making a game is. The time constraints, combined with the financial problems and the sacrifices of a social life and time with loved ones. There are many other individual difficulties, but when the game is successful, the reward seems worth it.