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    Nov172011

    English Subtitles & 'Clean Version' will be available.

    English Subtitles Available:

    Hey Everybody,

    Just wanted to share some news.  Indie Game: The Movie will indeed have English subtitles.  

    We've recieved a lot of requests and inquiries for this, so we're glad to be finally able to announce it. It was always in the plans, but we always held off confirming it until it was 100%.

    Subtitling is a new process for us, we wanted to make sure there weren't any hidden 'gotchas' or surprises.  Turns out, it is relatively straight forward, and we were able to get it done.  English subs will be included.  Stay tuned for news on other translations.

    Clean Version:

    We also recieving a fair number of requests for a clean or swear-free version of the film.  Normally, this is something that we'd pretty much be against.  It is a documentary after all, and we are attempting to capture true, in-the-moment feeling and expression.  Cutting out swears, is just not something that we like to do.

    However, we do believe that this film is ideally suited to connect with younger audiences that may be considering pursuing game design or simply independent creation in general.  The stories of Edmund, Tommy, Phil & Jon have the power to be hugely inspirational and possibly convince others to give independent creation a go.

    So, with that in mind (and with the sage advice of Jason Scott), we created a 'clean' audio track version of the film to be made available on the DVD & S.E. DVD.  We hate the idea of a few 'F-Bombs' keeping this film out of the places where it could possibly have some of its greatest effects (i.e. educational settings).

    So, yeah, if you like your movies cleaned up a bit, IGTM has an audio track that'll fit the bill :)

    -James

     

    p.s.  For those wondering, the method used to remove swears in the clean version was to drop out the dialogue track in moments of 'sweary-ness'.  Briefly toyed with the bleep method, but it was far too intrusive and actually has the effect of drawing more attention to the prescene of a swear word than the actual inclusion of the word itself (sounds strange, but it's true).  In addition, the bleeps also ruin & detract from some wonderful moments (the dropouts do as well, but significantly less so)

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    Reader Comments (9)

    maybe you guys should post a video to show us how the drop out sounds.. or maybe you should stop being so awesome

    also, no release date?

    November 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfael

    Thanks Fael!

    Actually, you'll be able to see (hear?) the drop outs at work in a new version of the trailer being released soon.

    We'll be releasing a modified version of the trailer listing the new release date. And we plan to release a clean version of it at the same time, for those that need it.

    And the release date is coming very soon. We know that we've been quiet on that front. The information is coming soon. It'll be big and worth the wait :) Everything is in a very good place with the film, the info release is just a matter of timing and waiting for certain things to click into place, that's all.

    Thanks again,

    -James

    November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames from IGTM

    Aww, you're not going to overdub the naughty words with cheesy clean replacements like they do on TV?

    "Oh, fu-cryin' out loud!"

    November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartoon

    Yay! you guys rock. That was like....the only thing keeping me from buying. Just because, I like having movies that I can watch with my mom/girlfriend. I can deal with swearing, but I am a fan of clean media. I know it might not make sense to some, I really appreciate this effort you've made to extend the film to others.

    I know budget is tight, but one thing that has helped some indie culture films is a free version release. I know you've probably considered something like that, but I thought i just might suggest/encourage it.
    Don't know if you saw presspauseplay, but I probably never would have watched it if it wasn't a pay what you want (free or buy it) kind of a set up.
    http://www.presspauseplay.com/

    pumped for the release!

    November 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteven Duncan

    Thanks Steve!

    It's great to hear that this version is already fulfilling a need! Thanks for taking the time to write.

    PressPlayPause: We haven't watched it just yet. It's not for a lack of wanting to though. It's been on our list (and itunes) just waiting for us to get to it. Heard really good things about it. Will hopefully be checking it out soon.

    Thanks for the suggestion, we're exploring a wide variety of distribution options. We'll likely be attempting a hybrid of traditional/innovative techniques. But, as of right now, nothing is off the table. It'll be pretty exciting figuring out and planning the rollout of the film. Big learning experience. We're discovering new things at every turn :)

    Thanks again for the note,

    James (& Lisanne)


    Side note: In the spirit of full disclosure, there are a couple of swear words that briefly pop up on-screen in a section that details an online comment thread. Replacing audio is easily done, however, substituting the video track is a whole other ordeal - due to disc file size restrictions.

    November 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames from IGTM

    Maybe when the offensive words come up on-screen, you could overdub a narrator on the audio track directing viewers to avert their eyes.

    November 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartoon

    @Martoon Ha, all good options :)

    November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames from IGTM

    When is the clean trailer coming? Also are there f-bombs on the forum part? I hope not..

    April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercalstin898

    Is the clean audio included in the steam download or any of the downloads? It it only on the DVD and Blu-Ray?

    December 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGamerCoder

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