Jun 4, 2021
hey everyone! for the 10th episode i've brought game academic and writer Alex Ross on board for part one of a punishingly long journey relitigating all the ridiculous things of independent game development scenes past via a few documentaries.
the three we talked about today are: the famous commercial for the indie game scene "Indie Game The Movie", the obscure cult recruitment video "Us and the Game Industry", and the goofy 2010 time capsule "Get Bonus: The Movie"
make sure to keep your ears peeled for a bonus mini-essay i wrote for the episode at the end. you can find the text of it here: https://pastebin.com/7nf6Vc5f
stay tuned for a part 2 where we look at a few documentaries that are little bit more recent!
Alex Ross's twitter: https://twitter.com/Alexrosswrites
Indie Game: The Movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indie_Game:_The_Movie
Indie Game: The Movie Vimeo shorts: https://vimeo.com/indiegame
review on RogerEbert.com about Indie Game: The Movie (i erroneously said it was reviewed by Ebert himself, but it was reviewed by Odie Henderson): https://www.rogerebert.com/streaming/indie-game-super-meat-boy-vs-fez
My (archived) Indie Game: The Movie review on the now defunct Midnight Resistance website: https://web.archive.org/web/20120718043913/http://midnightresistance.co.uk/articles/indie-game-movie-review
Soulja Boy provides his thoughts on Braid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSXofLK5hFQ
Us and the Game Industry trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzQgIgTVqfw (you can watch it for free on tubitv.com)
Stephanie Beth (director)'s Gamasutra page: https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/StephanieBeth/20130603/193526/Intrinsic_Incentives.php#comment204359
GET BONUS: The Movie (youtube reupload): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT_3pxMQVr0
tim rogers's current youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ActionButtonDotCom
"Downstream" by Shira Kammen, and "Lullabye Set" by Shira Kammen and Pam Swan, featured in the game Braid (2008)
"Asobi", "The Drifting/I Don't Wanna Be With You" and "Sabaku" by the Zazen Boys, featured on their album "4" and also in GET BONUS