Indie Game: The Movie tour begins next month

Indie Game: The Movie tour begins next month
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

February 21st 2012 at 6:08PM

Public screenings to take place in 15 different US cities such as Chicago and San Francisco

The directors of the critically acclaimed Indie Game: The Movie are to screen the film across 15 different cities in the US, its has been revealed.

The film, which follows indie developers as they create their games, is to be self-published by the directors, and presented by Adobe.

The documentary had previously been offered to various traditional distribution deals, but filmmakers Lisanna Pajot and James Swirsky opted to go it alone after concerns about when the film would release.

The first public screenings of the film is set to take place at the Rio in Santa Cruz, California on March 2nd, whilst second and third viewings will be held at the Embarcadero in San Francisco on March 6th.

Pajot and Swirsky will also hold a panel after each screening to discuss the film and answer questions from attendees. The creators of Super Meat Boy will also be present at the initial Santa Cruz showing.

Further venues include Seattle, Asheville, Portland and Chicago, whilst further tour stops and dates are to be announced in the near future.

“We’re really excited to finally share this film with so many audiences, in person, throughout the country,” said Swirsky.

“This project has truly been a labor of love for us and we are thrilled that Adobe is helping us take it to indie game developers and fans on such a large scale.”

As well as the nationwide tour, Indie Game: The Movie will be shown at GDC on March 5th to the first 500 pass holders at the door, with a special panel of all the developers in the film and the movie’s creators.