Indie Game: The Movie wins big at Sundance

“Sooo, last night was kinda the best night ever…” starts the most recent blog post from the team behind Indie Game: The Movie.

Indie Game: The Movie


Posted the day after the 2012 Sundance World Cinema Documentary Competition, James and Lisanne now have to find room in their luggage to carry home their Best Editing prize, one that they are both beyond thrilled to accept.

We can not tell you how much this means to us and how completely and utterly our minds are blown. We shot over 300 hours of footage in making this film, and the edit was, by far, the most difficult aspect of the process. We couldn’t be more proud to receive this award.

The film itself, which started out as a simple project, has now taken the world by storm, including a controversial television deal (it’s not a comedy, you can breathe again).

Want to know what all the fuss is about? The team of James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot worked for two years to put together the documentary, which features the evolution of Super Meat Boy, FEZ and Braid – and (of course) the talented developers and designers behind the pixels.

Here’s the trailer for the film, which is currently available for pre-order via the official website.

The project itself launched back in May 2010 on crowdfunding site Kickstarter, raising its initial goal in a mere 48 hours. A second round of crowdfunding was started in June 2011, where the target was reached in a little over 24 hours, and more than 200% of the goal was raised by the time the campaign closed.

Indie Game: The Movie is due out on DVD and via digital download later in 2012.

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