Watch the trailer for Indie Game: The Movie, then help it cross the finish line

Indie Game: The Movie – the indie film documentary about the making of several high-profile indie game hits, scored by indie-music composer Jim Guthrie – is so close to coming into being. Take a look at this trailer and tell us this isn't a slice of game-themed media that deserves to be welcomed to the world. Then, find out what you can do to help this project get the love it deserves.

Indie Game: The Movie is a story about people. It follows the game creators who – driven by passion, know-how and the burning desire to do interesting things with an economy of dollars and pixels – made Fez, Super Meat Boy and Braid. It's easy to see games as a wonderful medium that devours creativity and spits out product: when groundbreaking achievements from Atari's Adventure to Rockstar's L.A. Noire are accused of keeping developers' names off the final product, one might forget that games happen because people want them to. That's where IG:TM filmmakers Lisanne Pajot & James Swirsky believe they're doing something new: a movie that focuses on the passion and individual quirks of the people that made these games happen.

Indie Game: The Movie Official Trailer from IndieGame: The Movie on Vimeo.

If you like the music for the trailer, you can check out more of Sword and Sorcery composer Jim Guthrie's work at Bandcamp. Meanwhile, if you'd like to help Pajot and Swirsky over the final hurdle, they've launched a Kickstarter-based funding initiative to raise funding for the final phase of post-production. This will cover color-grading, sound tweaking and mastering the movie so the full-length feature all feels as beautiful as some of the images in this trailer. Donors are eligible for copies of the movie, merch, and the knowledge that you helped contribute to a project that can't help but advance the gaming culture. Interested?

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  • vbsnowsurf - June 23, 2011 6:04 p.m.

    Looks GREAT!
  • BriNk581 - June 23, 2011 2:20 a.m.

    I got a chance to see the game of the guy without a beard lol... Its on some forum :D Anywayas this looks amazing
  • Smash_Bro - June 23, 2011 12:42 a.m.

    I don't like how this portrays gamers, and the gaming community. The interview-ees make indie developers look like awkward, anti-social, 'I-was-a-nerd-in-school-but-now-I-finally-have-control-over-something' people who never leave their bedrooms. "I've figured out how to communicate with people without actually having to make friends, cause real people suck." Really? C'mon, you're better than that.
  • enoop - June 22, 2011 11:29 p.m.

    Is this movie only about xbox 360 indie games?
  • Elementium - June 23, 2011 4:11 p.m.

    Needs more Indy Hipsters in my opinion.. Um.. It looks ok but I feel like (from the trailer) that's the whole point.. like "Hey man, being indy is tough.. these lamb chops don't trim themselves" I assumed this would be about the whole of indy game developers and not 2 that are struggling and make it really hard to care about.. Plus an Indy game documentary that doesn't mention Tom from He must not have enough facial hair :(
  • AGENTJORRRG - June 23, 2011 6:04 a.m.

    @Hamburgers They can be. These guys are artists, expressing themselves through their brand new artistic medium.
  • ProfessorBonk - June 23, 2011 2:17 a.m.

    I was ready to show this to a family member, make them respect the genre a little more. It seemed like something that could evoke something good. Then the trailer dropped two F-bombs and a dammit. Great, just great.
  • Ddunaj - June 23, 2011 12:23 a.m.

    Well said
  • Hamburgers - June 23, 2011 12:18 a.m.

    Games aren't deep, they're fucking games. Get out mah video game industry you overtly hipster fuckheads.
  • gamingfreak - June 23, 2011 12:02 a.m.

    I hope they get the funds they need cuz I really want to see it.
  • Unoriginal - June 22, 2011 11:14 p.m.

    I just paid to see this
  • Unoriginal - June 22, 2011 10:58 p.m.

    That was a really effective trailer. I will pay to see this
  • SecretGingerWizard - June 22, 2011 10:33 p.m.

    This looks amazing.

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