English Subtitles Available:
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.
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 :)
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)