The Experience Points Podcast
A weekly video game podcast from the co-writers of

This week, Jorge and I take a trip to the theater and discuss the recently-released Indie Game: The Movie. It's a documentary featuring the creative folks behind three of the most well-known independent games of the past few years: BraidSuper Meat Boy, and Fez. The movie offers a glimpse of the extremely personal journey of making a video game and explores the personal and professional challenges they face along the way. The film has generated a lot of discussion inside the video game community and in broader press and we're looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments!

Some discussion starters:

- What does the film teach us about the independent scene and the video game industry overall?

- Who is this movie for? What can gaming enthusiasts take from it and what might newcomers learn?

- What other independent developers would you like to see highlighted in a movie?

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Show notes:

- Run time: 46 min 35 sec

- The official website for Indie Game: The Movie

- "Indie Game: The Movie's new credits put end to conflict," by Allistair Pinsof, via Destructoid

- Music provided by Brad Sucks

Direct download: EXP_Podcast_176_igtm80.mp3
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