Independent games are quickly becoming iconic in popular culture, as the community across the globe is now welcoming the brand new experiences they bring to the table. GameLoading: Rise of the Indies looks to explore this ever expanding world in a feature-length documentary, which is gaining popularity on Kickstarter.
Following a previously successful Kickstarter campaign in mid 2013, Melbourne filmmakers Lester Francois and Anna Brady has completed the primary film shoot: visiting eleven cities in five countries to detail the huge variety of indie games and introduce the people behind them. The film takes at what exactly goes into making a game, following the excitement surrounding events like PAX & GDC, and see what the enticement is towards games of this calibre, both artistically and gameplay-wise.
It's been a pretty intense 3 months of filming for them, as they captured interviews with dozens of both high profile and up-and-coming industry figures, including everyone from Davey Wreden (The Stanley Parable) and Phil Tibitoski (Octodad), all the way to John Romero: famous for the original Doom.
While I may have a few questions myself about video games as an art form, this may throw an interesting hat into the ring of this debate while also pointing a magnifying glass at indie games and the global community to celebrate this amazing medium.
Count me in.
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