After two years of painstaking work, designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes await the release of their first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy—the adventures of a skinless boy in search of his girlfriend, who is made of bandages. At PAX, a major video-game expo, developer Phil Fish unveils his highly anticipated, four-years-in-the-making FEZ. Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time.
First-time filmmaking duo Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky capture the emotional journey of these developers as they sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their games with the world. Four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal— to express oneself through a video game. Check out the official website for more info.
The project was funded at least partially by kickstarter, check out the page here.
- 2012 Sundance Official Selection World Documentary Competition
- 2012 Sundance Winner for Best Editing in World Documentary Cinema
- 2012 South by Southwest Official Selection
- 2012 Hot Docs Festival Official Selection
- 2012 Sheffield Doc/Fest Official Selection
“Must See”– Ain’t It Cool News
“Truly Magnificent” 10/10 – Crave.com
“Finally, there’s one videogame movie out there people should see!” – G4TV
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