Mindless Diversion Bait : ‘Indie Game’ Trailer


Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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17 Responses

  1. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    Indie Game looks awesome, but there are two gentlemen featured in the trailer that I want to kidnap and give makeovers to, starting with their eyebrows.Report

  2. Avatar E.C. Gach says:

    I had the opportunity to watch this when it toured through philly several weeks ago. Definitely recommended. I’m not sure of all of the methods for watching it, but I know it the movie file can be pre-ordered on Steam for $6 or so.

    While it didn’t have some of the dramatic tension that other docs have (it’s informing about a subject rather than bringing to light a conflict), it does a great job of depicting the more human side of game development.Report

  3. Avatar arrow says:

    “I don’t consume cultural product x, but I do feel confident to speak to what characteristics it ‘always’ displays”Report

    • Avatar Tod Kelly says:

      “I don’t write a blog, but I do feel confident to neglect the author’s subjective-writing phrases like ‘seems’ and ‘for me,’ so that I can snark on the point I was hoping to whine about instead of the one he actually wrote about.”Report

      • Avatar arrow says:

        What point did you write about?

        As I see it, in this 10 sentence post there’s one sentence saying ‘hey guys, this looks cool, check it out’, and 9 saying ‘if you’re into that type of thing, which I’m totally not, I mean it really seems kind of pointless, but I watched this one movie one time and it was okay, so if I was trying to understand some of what goes into video games, which I’m totally not into, I might check this out. But only as an anthropological experiment’Report

        • Avatar Tod Kelly says:

          Then you decided what I was going to say before you read it.

          In what context is “this looks totally awesome, and this other thing is my favorite ever” get translated into “meh.. if you care for that kind of thing, which I don’t?”Report

        • Avatar E.C. Gach says:

          I took Tod as saying hey, if you’re not really into videogames, like me, this seems like it still might appeal to you, just like it still appeals to me.Report

  4. Avatar Kazzy says:

    “I think I’m the only contributor at the League that isn’t a gamer.”

    I would never call myself a gamer. I play old versions if matter every few months. If I’m super bored, I might try to find a download of an old computer game I played in high school (e.g., “Heroes of Might and Magic II”). But, yea, you are not the only non-gamer here!Report

  5. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    I haven’t played a video game since I was about eight years old. Even watching other people play them makes me wish I was elsewhere.Report

  6. Avatar Maribou says:


    *adds to list of fun things to do this summer*Report