Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!
If you’re anything like us (and if you listen to this show you probably are) then there’s a good chance you’ll be heading to Boston for the 2013 edition of PAX East. Well, if that’s the case we’re here to serve up this week’s podcast early to guarantee earhole delivery before you hit the show. For those of you not going to the con… well…. early show!
Arguably the best thing about download-only services like Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network and the like has been the rise of the indie game. Taking away the cost and red tape of a boxed retail distribution system has given us some gems that we might not have had access to previously, often solely created by one or two person teams.
Filmmakers James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot (of Canadian-based digital film production company BlinkWorks) have been putting together a film that tells the story of some of these games and their creators. They’ve managed to sit down with Jonathan Blow (of Braid fame), Team Meat, Phil Fish (of upcoming title Fez, the highlight of PAX East 2011 for me), Jason Rohrer (Passage) and more. That’s pretty much the Who’s Who of the indie game world right there. Hit the jump to check out the fantastic, just-released trailer.