Hendersonville Times-News reports:
A documentary featuring the experience of a Hendersonville game developer gained recognition as an official selection at last month’s Sundance Film Festival.
Tommy Refenes tenaciously followed his dream to be an independent video game developer, and it paid off. Not only did Microsoft pick up his video game for the XBox 360, two independent filmmakers captured his passion in a documentary during the game’s launch.
The film, “Indie Game: The Movie,” follows Refenes, 30, and co-developer Edmund McMillen as they approach the intense and stressful October 2010 release date of their game “Super Meat Boy.” The 96-minute documentary also features two other individuals and their journeys as independent game developers. ...
Refenes, a 1999 West Henderson High graduate, developed the game in his small, one-bedroom apartment in Arden with his codeveloper living in Santa Cruz, Calif. ...Read the full article