Phil Fish, pictured in "Indie Game."
Load up your Steam accounts, because Indie Game: The Movie (which we reviewed when it toured the Brattle) is now available for digital download on Steam, DVD, and soon Blu-ray in a massive special edition.In this doc, Jonathan Blow looks back on the success of his popular game Braid, while also profiling upcoming developers such as Edmund McMillen and Phil Fish while working on the games that would later make them big names in the industry (Super Meat Boy and Fez, respectively).
was always the kid who liked to sit alone and draw instead of playing with
others. He drew monsters so disturbing his third-grade teacher told his parents
the pictures were "a cry for help." But he channeled his imagination rather
than trying to stifle it, and began making Flash games as he grew older --
simple browser-based adventures featuring gigantic, battling genitalia or
aliens with existential crises.
Edmund McMillen is just
about to get famous - if he isn't already. He's one of the few independent game
developers profiled in Indie Game: The Movie (check out our
review here), which just had its Boston
premiere at the Brattle on April 21. He's best known for his 2010 game Super
Meat Boy and celebrated for his unique and unforgettable visual style.
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