Analysis of Game Documentary - Focused on Indie Game: The Movie

게임 다큐멘터리 분석 - Indie Game: The Movie를 중심으로

  • Han, Sukhee (Department of Media Communication, Hanyang University)
  • Received : 2018.12.12
  • Accepted : 2018.12.22
  • Published : 2018.12.31


This study multi-dimensionally analyzes "Indie Game: The Movie", The game documentary film published in June, 2012. As game industry increases, game-related documentary films are also being produced. Previous game documentary films usually focus on the success of popular game or game users and deal with the reason of success. However, "Indie Game: The Movie" centers on Indie game developers who are not from famous and huge companies. Due to the development of the game engine, these days, Indie games become a new trend that game developers are able to develop their own game freely. Then, this study has a purpose to study the life of Indie game developers and explore how and why they want to make their own game. More specifically, this study analyzes "Indie Game: The Movie" by 1) Story 2) Conflict and Resolution 3) Form 4) Sequence. As a result, it concludes that "Indie Game: The Movie" has interview section mainly and represents that Indie game developers want to develop their own games due to their ego and identity. In other words, throughout the analysis of the documentary film, it explores the reality that Indie Game developers face and many features of Indie Game in the game industry.


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