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GameLoading: Rise of the Indies documentary puts a lens to the community

The filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary GameLoading: Rise of the Indies have released a 15-minute preview of the film on their Kickstarter page. The film will catalogue the global rise of the indie game scene in recent years, comparing it to movements like the rise of Punk music. The preview focuses on Train Jam, a 52-hour game development jam taking place on a train from Chicago to San Francisco.

GameLoading looks like sort of an unofficial sequel to 2012’s Indie Game: The Movie, showing what a difference even a few years can make in a rapidly-emerging field. Particularly notable is the diversity of developers on display. In light of recent struggles about who is welcome in the gaming community, it is encouraging to see a wider range of voices creating games than the white men featured in the earlier film.

At time of this writing, the filmmakers have raised $19,681 AUD of their $50,000 goal with 20 days to go. Check out their Kickstarter page for more detail about the film and the rewards for donating. GameLoading: Rise of the Indies is aiming for a March 2015 release.