Indie Game: The Movie is a documentary released in 2012, chronicling the development of Super Meat Boy, Fez, and Braid and their effects on their creators. It’s a very personal story, focusing primarily on four individuals and the massive swings in their tone, mood, and outlook throughout the development cycle and through release.
I appreciated its ability to create a narrative that felt honest without being contrived. It’s clear for these games in particular that a lot was riding on them, and the pressures to complete them in a timely manner that satisfied everyone were real and weighed heavily. It’s shot, edited, and paced very well to show both interviews and real moments of triumph and despair as they happen.