In case you missed it, Steam is now a film distributor, with Indie Game: The Movie making its debut appearance on the platform. This is the first full-length feature film to be hosted, and it’s the first fully public release of the award-winning documentary.
Indie Game: The Movie – like the games it covers – has been in development forever, before finally reaching this stage. The documentary follows both Team Meat (working on Super Meat Boy) and Phil Fish of Polytron (developing Fez), as both studios worked towards the XBLA release of their indie games. Indie champion Jonathan Blow is also featured, discussing Braid as well as game design in general.
One of the first big-name Kickstarter successes, Indie Game: The Movie was funded through two successful campaigns, drawing intrigued enthusiasm from day one. James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot worked tirelessly to distill countless indie developers and more than 300 hours of footage down to the three studios we see today.
After just a few hours online, Indie Game: The Movie has received almost deafening levels of positive feedback and reviews – so do yourself a favour and pick up a copy. The film is available for US$9.99 on Steam and via the official movie website. Alternatively, you can grab yours from iTunes, where price will vary according to region and may set you back nearly $25.