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UPDATE: The creators of Indie Game: The Movie cleared up some early misinformation about the potential TV show on the film's Facebook page. Apparently the show will not be a comedy and was only mistaken as such because most of HBO's half-hour content fits into that genre. The Facebook post also makes it clear that the show isn't a sure thing yet, but the filmmakers seem excited about the prospects.
ORIGINAL STORY: Indie Game: The Movie, a documentary about independent games in case you couldn't tell by the title, has been picked up by HBO to become a fictional half-hour comedy.
The documentary, which follows the development of games like Super Meat Boy, Braid, and the unreleased Fez, premiered at Sundance this weekend and was good enough to attract HBO. I haven't had a chance to see the movie myself, but it is one I have been interested in ever since the trailer (check it out below) appeared online.
A fictional half-hour comedy based on what appears to be a serious documentary seems like an odd choice, but HBO has never steered me wrong when it comes to making me laugh. They did finance Mr. Show with Bob and David after all.
Just a quick heads up: the trailer does contain some harsh language.
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I forgot about this movie, I'm gonna go check it out right now. And hopefully HBO does something good with the show.
I'd watch both the documentary and the show. I love gamer culture.
This could turn out to be quite interesting. I can't wait to see where it leads.
I see you added the language tag because someone else mentioned it. Right thing to do I suppose. I can see why you didn't have it at first though. I read the note, and was expecting them to drop a lot of language, and I don't even remember any. Not saying there wasn't any, they just didn't even stand out enough for me to remember them, even though I literally just watched it.
Anyway, The Movie looks pretty good, not sure how well a comedy show would do.
I am going to make sure to see this
first of all i love video games and secondly i love documentaries just as much if not more... and those two things coming together about games that i love, it's just a dream come true... i loved super meat boy and fez is turning out to be a f****g awesome looking game but though this is the first time i've heard about Braid it looks really interesting (will be looking into it)... i just can not wait to see this...
this look good. I enjoy documentaries about people that are passionate in what they do and vulnerable because of it
don't have cable
Is it me or one of the developers looks like you kyle
Now they just have to make a ga,e based off the TV show.
Why make a tv show out of a documentary? -_-
*Update* Okay good thing it's not going to be a comedy then, wouldn't see how it fit anyways.
is that edmund mcmillin
The documentary focuses on a group people who are passionate about their work. I hope the TV show has something more substantive than a simple showcasing of the percieved gamer scene.