Indy Film Fest and Indianapolis Museum of Art
INDIE GAME: The Movie
Sponsored by the Canadian Consulate
With the 21st-century comes a new breed of artist: the indie game designer. Refusing to toil for major developers, these innovators independently conceive, design, and program their distinctly personal games with the hope of connection and success. Indie Game: The Movie (2012, dirs. Lisanne Pajot & James Swirsky, Canada, 96 mins.) portrays four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal: to make the video game a supreme form of expression.
The characters: after years of work, designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes work toward the release of their first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy. At a big video game expo, developer Phil Fish unveils his highly anticipated game, FEZ. And designer Jonathan Blow considers a new game after creating one of the highest-rated games of all time, Braid. Indie Game: The Movie won Best Editing Award at 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Consul General Roy Norton is scheduled to attend this exclusive screening! Before the film, from 4 to 6 pm, check out big screen gaming in The Toby (new games) and DeBoest Hall (old-school games). Then, meet up with members of Horrible Night gamers group and IGDA Indianapolis developers group from 6 to 7 pm.
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For years, the Indianapolis International Film Festival has been bringing the best in independent film to audiences in and around Indianapolis. The Indy Film Fest seeks to create a shared experience around film.