UPDATE: HBO May Turn Indie Game: The Movie Into TV Show
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.