After covering the 2009 Game Developers Conference, BlinkWorks Media decided they wanted to create a documentary film that studies independent game developers as a way to understand the medium and the theory behind video games.
Independent filmmakers James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot have gathered footage from GDC 2010, along with interviews with creators at Flashbang Studios, Enemy Airship, Polytron, Team Meat and Infinite Ammo, and their keen on creating a feature documentary that “focuses on the human side of the creative process, and the connections between game and game-maker”.
Take a look at an early clip from Indie Game: The Movie, featuring Edmund McMillen, the creator of Gish and the upcoming Super Meat Boy for Xbox Live Arcade and WiiWare.
See? It doesn’t get much more human than Edmund.
It looks good so far, but in order to make Indie Game: The Movie all it can be, the BlinkWorks team is looking for funding to help cover their travel this fall, when they’ll be adding more developers to the line-up. For that reason they’ve launched a pledge page over at KickStarter, where folks can donate money towards the project in exchange for valuable prizes, ranging from thanks to thanks plus t-shirts and DVDs.
Check out the link below to pledge support or simply learn more about Indie Game: The Movie.