I think I’m the only contributor at the League that isn’t a gamer. Given a few hours on a Saturday evening, there are approximately 1,000 things I would choose to do before sitting down with an X-Box for the night. And yet this new documentary, Indie Game, looks unbelievably awesome:
One of the reasons gaming disinterests me is that unlike other medium, such as books, film or music, it always seems to lack what I might call a “human presence:” All is light plot to set up action – though it is quite often well done in dazzlingly beautiful ways. But there is nothing in a video game that reveals to me anything about either myself or the creator that made it. Indie Game seems like a great way for me to bridge that gap.
Being a non-gamer, it’s interesting that my favorite documentary of all time is The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters. If Indie Game movie is anywhere as awesome as the trailer makes it look, a double feature with both should be required in every art movie house in the Western world.