You know what always has potential to be interesting? A documentary about a person spanning a long length of time and covering all the aspects of a specific journey. This always has great potential for drama, for heartbreak, and for triumph, and there is some satisfaction to be derived from seeing the work put into capturing a full journey like that, even if it spans years, and how the final outcome can end up being so affecting and fascinating.
In “Indie Game: The Movie,” some filmmakers followed several different game developers, all of them working on their different projects, all of them hoping to make a successful game that people will want to play, hence validating their months, if not years, worth of effort and work. Each game developer has their own personality, and the ways they go about achieving their goals, and the little differences in their goals, are very fascinating and fun to watch. And even if you don’t like video games, you will like this documentary because it is a real look at real people putting it all on the line, trying to make it happen, trying to achieve success their own way, and it all ends up being pretty awesome.