Thursday 31 May 2012


Maybe it's because I'm a child of the 80's and grew up in some sort of Nintendo fuelled dream world, but I just can't get on with modern gaming, with its hyper-realistic uncanny valley graphics and pre-occupation of setting everything in a war zone. Give me a miniature plumber over a 6 foot Navy Seal any day.

To that end, Indie Game: The Movie looks to highlight those games that are the perfect tonic to the massive worldwide released gaming behemoths that dominate the industry. Looking at a sub-section of the game design industry where people devote their lives to creating worlds for these 8 bit characters, these designers reveal themselves to be more obsessive than the people they're making the games for. Think King of Kong, but looking out from inside the machine.

First screened at Sundance this January, Indie Game: The Movie will be released worldwide on June 12th online (and as a nice touch, will be made available on Steam) and will be screened at this year's Sheffield Documentary Festival.

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