Indie game development is taking the world by storm, and a couple of Aussie filmmakers want to tell you all about it.
GameLoading – Rise of the Indie Devs is a startling feature-length documentary following the rise of game development in Australia and across the globe.
Tracking several prominent indie developers from Australia, the US, UK and Europe, GameLoading looks at the trials and tribulations of development, right up until a game goes on sale.
The film's producers, Lester Francois and Anna Brady, told MMGN that local developer Trent Kusters and League of Geeks will feature heavily in the film, adding a touch of domestic spice to the intriguing doco.
"There's an explosion about to happen in Melbourne right now, an explosion of incredible incredible games," said Kusters.
The clip above looks at American indie developers at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last month. Check it out!
Francois and Brady have been hard at work over the past year filming dozens of interviews around Australia and the US using self-funding. They will be reaching out for crowdsourcing in May to complete the project as production scales up across the US, Europe, Asia and South America for a 2014 release — keep an eye out if you're keen to contribute.
You can find out more about GameLoading on the official website or follow development on Facebook.
ABOUTGameLoading – Rise of the Indie Devs is a feature length documentary currently in production. The film charts the rise of indie game development in Australia and around the world, highlighting the impact this subculture has had on the gaming industry. We see the passion, creativity and risks that drive indie developers worldwide. GameLoading is spending time with developers in Australia, US, UK, and Europe as they develop their games and release them to the world. Along side developers, the film is also interviewing journalists, academics, tool developers (Unity) and digital distributors (Desura).
By Ben Salter