Tomorrow we launch the Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition DLC on Steam & our website, in many ways closing the end chapter (for now?) in this three year odyssey of making this film.
The Special Edition (SE) started as a relatively modest, upper-tier promise, made to only 25 people, in our first Kickstarter campaign back in May 2010.
Over the years (gulp), the film grew in many ways - ambition, scope, success, reach - and the SE felt like it had to keep in step. It couldn’t simply be a collection of raw footage, some deleted scenes. It needed, and we wanted it, to be much more. But mostly, the SE needed to do justice to the time, support, money and trust that those early backers invested in us back in 2010.
We wanted it to be good...really good...like Criterion-type of good.
Since releasing the film, we’ve heard a lot of stories of people using the movie to show others in their lives why they love video games. Or using IGTM to explain what they actually do as a designer, programmer, web developer or just creative person in general.
People have been going to loved ones, neighbors, co-workers and saying...
Among other things, IGTM is a 90 minute crash course in the what it feels like to whole-heartedly dedicate yourself to a creative project. What it means to love video games. And what it can be like to live a creative life in the age of the Internet. People want to share this, and we want to help with that.
So, we decide to make something fun and simple that could make that sharing process a little bit easier...
The concept is pretty straightforward. This is a no-frills, gift-able physical DVD copy of the film - completely ready for you to customize and give to your mother, father, girlfriend, boyfriend, grandparents, the woman that lives down the hall, friends of the family that never quite got it.
Just fill out their name and hand it over.
The Giftable DVD has the following features:
The full theatrical version of IGTM
The full ‘Family Friendly’ version of IGTM
Customizable sleeve packaging, with spaces for 'To:' & 'From:'
English, French, Spanish & Portuguese subtitles
No crazy menus, no extras, no digital DL to mess with - just pop it in and press play.
They are available for $7.99 each or a 3 pack for $19.99.