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[REVIEW] Indie Game : The Movie

Have you ever imagined how being creative becomes a curse? Imagine yourself as amongst the 100 chosen individuals in entire human race blessed with the power of most amazing imagination and a will to show that imagination to rest of the world. The sacrifices you make while making your childhood dream come true is unimaginable to the extent that the same creativity for which you were identified from any other ordinary human being becomes a taboo. No social life, no personal life, no money, no luxuries of life just a huge burden and frustration of completing what you have started. 

The plight of indie game developers makes me shed a tear not just because the amount of frustration, time, effort, expectations but because of a will to express yourself through your art and in the process, loosing everything or i should say missing everything out of life. Video Games are the biggest irony that could happen with the very person making it. How can a dream cost you more than your life?

This documentary perfectly portrays the life of a person on the other side of the screen. Makers of FEZ, Super meat boy, braid presenting an account of their daily life, their personalities and the amount of torture they have to face every single day of their life. Be it an army of online trollers beating the shit out of their aspirations and creativity or getting a certification for selling their art to the world. Its all there and its truly heart breaking and eye opening for an ordinary person like me. 

Documentary showing how the idea of making games as the sole activity you are going to do in life, how it all started, matured adults watching the drawings they made when they were 4 and crying their heart out because they have turned those drawings into a language of communication between them and rest of the world is truly moving. 
Even if you are not into games, just watch this thing and you will explore an entire new world which no matter how pretty it looks from outside, is a tale of pain and suffering and the only sunshine they had is when it gets released and in just few hours thousands of reviews start pouring in, praises from all over the world, breaking records and finally an achievement they have been waiting for so long.

One of the greatest documentary i've ever seen in a while. New found respect for inde games n developers.

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