Despite the wide-spread popularity of gaming, there are very few movies and television shows about the industry itself. Sure, there was that film made on the industry called Grandmas Boy, but it’s more polarising than a Star Trek versus Star Wars debate, while other features such as Pure Pwnage are cringe-worthy disasters at best.
Meanwhile, over at the Sundance Film Festival, the documentary film about actually getting an indie game, Indie Game: The Movie, proved to be a big hit with festival goers, and has in fact been picked up by HBO to be optioned into a TV series.
Fans of HBO will no doubt be thrilled, as the network has also been instrumental in producing such lauded shows as The Sopranos, Entourage and Game of Thrones. Scott Rudin is reportedly going to produce as well, which is even better news for gaming folks, as Rudin has been behind the scenes of films such as No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood and The Social Network.
While the TV series is still in the option phase, which may result in it only going so far as a pilot, it’s great to see some actual talent working on something so dear and near to our hearts.
Because if any other network had picked it up, the show would most likely be centred around a group of attractive game designers who are trying to juggle their work and their romantic lives together, while numerous other clichés abound.
Last Updated: January 23, 2012