Indie Game: The Movie gives viewers a chance to glimpse the mostly hidden world of independent game production and their makers.
The first thing that caught my attention was the simple cover of the film, the second was the name.
I had never heard about indie games before, or even had a clue that such a thing existed. Naturally, that made me very curious to learn more. I sat at the TV screen, intrigued, as the documentary went through several different personages and their lifes of creating their games.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out from just how much the independent game creators seem to be attached to the games they create. The games have changed their lives, the games was what they loved about their lives; it was like the games were their universes without which they would falter and die.
The games themselves, the game makers tell us, take years to create, with a lot of attention paid to the storyline and detail of each game. Some game makers stay in almost complete isolation from the world, working on the games and trying to make them perfection.
Independent games are unlike any other games out on the market, it turns out, but they have a potential to become just as big as Skyrim or Modern Warfare. Minecraft proved that to us. It had the humble beginnings an indie game, and became one of the most popular and well-known games on Xbox.
Fans wait for years for the games to come out, some patiently, and some letting the game makers know how impatient they really are. But that doesn’t seem to bother the game makers as much – they are taking their time to stay focused on the game and make it the best, not to be hurried by the game’s fans or Xbox’s deadlines.