Indie gaming's been revitalised in recent years with the explosion of digital distribution and renewed mainstream attention, and one group of film-makers has been documenting a little of all this. Indie Game: The Movie by BlinkWorks is entering the final stages of production, and finally has a proper trailer to show off.
Indie Game: The Movie revolves around Super Meat Boy developer Team Meat, Braid maker Jonathan Blow, and Phil Fish of Fez developer Polytron. It covers the trials and tribulations of their games' development, their fears, their motivations, their triumphs--all that documentary jazz. There are also appearances by a whole host of indie gaming luminaries.
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If you like what you see, BlinkWorks is seeking a second round of funding through Kickstarter to help with the audio, colour and mastering. With a goal of $35,000 and 31 days left, the total received currently stands at $11,571. Pledging $15 or more will get you a copy of the finished documentary, with extra bonuses coming as you give more.
Indie Game: The Movie is expected to launch "by the end of this year or very early in 2012." BlinkWorks plans to show the film at festivals and special event screenings this fall.