Portland’s indie gaming scene continues to grow and flourish, fueled in part by the wealth of game experience throughout the region. But building games as an independent can sometimes be a very solitary existence. So it’s nice to get out once in awhile. So why not hit a movie? About indie gamers. Okay. Even if you’re not a game developer you should check out GameLoading: Rise of the Indies.
GameLoading: Rise of the Indies is a feature documentary exploring the world of indie game developers – their craft, their games, their dreams, and how they have forever changed the landscape of games culture. Disrupting the big-budget industry, indie games have altered the art form through their innovative, varied and personal games. Small teams of passionate and creative developers are offering an alternate voice to players. GameLoading captures this pivotal point in history, where video games have become more personal than ever before.
The film showcases a wide variety of indie developers behind some of the most important games of the past few years and takes a broad snapshot of this diverse, creative community on an international scale. Some of the developers featured include Davey Wreden (The Stanley Parable), Rami Ismail (Vlambeer), Christine Love (Analogue: A Hate Story), Zoe Quinn (Depression Quest) and many more.
The film has been brought to Portland thanks to a campaign by Clifton Barnhart. It will be shown at the Clinton Theater on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 7:30PM. Tickets are $10.
For more information or to snag a ticket, visit GameLoading: Rise of the Indies.