Last night whilst combing through the ever expanding netflix queue, I decided to give a new show a shot. That show? Eureka, a syfy (still hate that name) series that is full of people I know from movies and other series (hello Miles Dyson) and is honestly one of the most endearing shows I’ve seen in a while. Usually a show needs a few episodes to get off its feet, two of my favorite current shows, 30 Rock and Community, both had this starting hiccup where it seems the writers don’t have the characters fully realized yet and it seems as if this world just didn’t exist before you got there, then they either stumble or hit a stride. Both of the previously mentioned shows vie for my favorite show on television titles and are highly recommended.
We’ve been following the progress of Indie Game: The Movie for quite some time and were excited to hear how the project fared at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Much like ourselves, the folks behind IGTM are huge supporters of the magic that is gaming, and we’re ecstatic to share this breaking news with you. According to a a variety of sources as well at their own social media updates, IGTM has been optioned by HBO to be made into a series. Exactly what type of series remains to be seen, but it more than likely won’t be another version of The Office. “HBO has optioned IGTM for the basis of a (fictional) series. It is NOT a comedy. It is NOT a sitcom.” In reality this isn’t just a victory for IGTM, but for gamers everywhere. Raising awareness of the rigors of independent game creation will only serve to increase the respect and legitimacy of the industry.