Indie Game: The Movie

Published on July 23rd, 2011 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor

Indie Game: The Movie’s Kickstarter Campaign Raises Double It’s Goal

Everyone wants to see this movie happen, and according to the team’s Kickstater campaign, Indie Game: The Movie has generated a whopping$71,335 with a total of 1,596 backers–double it’s goal of $35,000–proving that Kickstater is a great way to raise funds for multimedia projects. The campaign offered a variety of different packages–pre-ordered versions of the DVD film for $29.99, a special edition box set with extra features, a T-Shirt, and combo packs. As the film hasn’t been finished or released yet, supporters purchase a guarantee for their copy–or whatever product they’ve purchased–as well as other commerative thank yous like an on-screen mention during the credits.

More about Indie Game: The Movie:

Indie Game: The Movie is a feature documentary about video games, their creators and the craft. The film follows the dramatic journeys of indie game developers as they create their games, and as they release those works, and themselves, to the world.

Indie Game: The Movie is about making video games, but at its core, it’s about the creative process and exposing yourself through your work.

The film tells the emotional story of a two-man team, Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes, as they craft and release their first major game for XBOX, Super Meat Boy. It follows Phil Fish, the creator of the highly- anticipated game, Fez, as he shows it for the first time in 4 years at the giant gaming expo, PAX EAST. And, the film tells behind-the-scenes story an independent designer, Jonathan Blow, who made one of highest-rated video games of all-time, Braid.

Four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal – to express one’s self through a video game.

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