I hope more movies will be added to steam.
Imagine Steam with rentable or buyable movies. A man can dream...
Watching it right now. Really interesting insight so far.
I know I'm being very judgmental, but all I can imagine this is is a bunch of self-righteous, pretentious developers talking about how they're making art or something.
It's probably just because Phil Fish is an asshat. I like Edmund McMillen, though.
Just finished the movie, loved every second of it. Very insightful and informative, looking forward to rewatching with the commentary as well as going through all the extras.
I really didn't think that I'd like this movie so much -- but man, this was extremely interesting and it's amazing to see the what the devs go through for a game.
If you are interested on what goes behind the scenes of "indie" games I really suggest you watch this movie. It's amazing.
1: Get really inspired and start working a lot
2: Get super lazy for a couple years and not work on it
3: Work on it some more and release it saying "Been in development for THREE YEARS!"
I know they don't all do that but it's funny how often it does happen
I really liked the movie, definitely worth about $10
All the developers in the movie have worked their fucking asses off on whatever it is they are talking about and have actually achieved things. They also don't hold their own works in super high regards and most definitely aren't pretentious. I thought Phil Fish was sort of an ass hat at first but after watching this movie it's kinda hard to hold a big grudge against him, he works so hard on Fez it's not even funny. Literally slaves over the fucking thing.
If I had to take a guess at one I would definitely say that Fez did. The art style isn't time consuming to do, the game does not have complicated mechanics, and it's not that long.
The only possible way I can see that it took anywhere near six years to develop is if Phil had never developed a game before and had to learn the process completely while making it.
If you actually sat down and worked on a game like that on a consistent, regular basis then it should not take anywhere near six years. Not even close.
That being said, I don't really like this movie in specific. I just hope it opens up the possibility of other movies.
Phil Fish himself admits that he underestimated the size of the project numerous times which is why he restarted it so much.
It's a pretty good movie. Shows a side of indie game development a few see and kinda makes you empathize a bit with them instead of thinking all of them are pretentious douches.
I just watched it, it's really good.
Meller Yeller, shut up and just watch the movie. You have no idea what you're talking about.
It was a great movie that brings up many good points.
Well, at least he's consistent.
Phil Fish should be laughed out of the gaming industry to be perfectly frank. That or he should just work on the fucking games instead of trying to be some kind of figurehead when he's a puerile asshat. No business needs that kind of bad publicity.