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IndieGame The Movie: Derek Yu and Andy Hull talk about Indie Games.
News posted 30th November, 2010 by Rikus  

HEADCRABBED from IndieGame: The Movie on Vimeo.

We got a great video today were Derek Yu and Andy Hull talk about creating indie games. (Thanks brad for the tip!)

The video also shows some footage of their awesome Spelunky game, but one of my favourite parts "apart from seeing them" is the part were Derek talks a bit about the Click Community! The community were it all began for them.

Very great video. Be sure to check it out!

Click here for more info about Indie Game The Movie!!!!

And Click here for more info about Spelunky The game!!!!






Posted by OMC 30th November, 2010

Represent. Yo.

Clickers can make it, dude.
 
Posted by UrbanMonk 30th November, 2010

So when have we actually "made it?"


After we make a video about head crabs?
 
Posted by alastair john jack 30th November, 2010

Ya
 
Posted by The Chris Street 30th November, 2010

I kind of get the feeling that Derek Yu is going to be the next Miyamoto.
 
Posted by NastyMan 30th November, 2010

You should give us DC points for watching this video! ^^
Like in other websites when you get points for special things like that!
 
Posted by Del Duio 30th November, 2010

Wow that was pretty cool, but why is he drinking a PABST? I thought they stopped brewing that in the 70s
 
Posted by nim 30th November, 2010

I'm looking forward to the full "movie".
 
Posted by GamesterXIII 30th November, 2010

@ Circy

Seriously? I think his games are sub-par/average at the best =/.
 
Posted by Ski 30th November, 2010

Good old Astrospoon <3

Im not a fan of Spelunky though, unfortunatley
 
Posted by GamesterXIII 30th November, 2010

Spelunky was kinda boring. I think it was praised more on its ability to be random every time rather than its abilities as an actual fun-to-play game.
 
Posted by Hayo 30th November, 2010

I don't even know who those guys are.
 
Posted by GamesterXIII 30th November, 2010

Is that sarcasm, Hayo?

Black Eye Software. IE: Eternal Daughter.
 
Posted by Hayo 30th November, 2010

Oh, HIM!. What did he do after ED?
 
Posted by GamesterXIII 30th November, 2010

Got Rich . . .literally lol.

Worked on Aquaria. He supposedly owns a bunch of Mustangs. Pretty sure Aquaria was in the humble indie bundle which sold . . . millions.
 
Posted by Duncan 30th November, 2010

Spelunky is one of my favourite games (played it for hours upon hours, it ain't over 'til you've cleaned up in El Dorado) and Derek Yu is, as ever, articulate and delightful
 
Posted by Rikus 30th November, 2010

I got total respect for both.
 
Posted by GamesterXIII 1st December, 2010

I don't know the other guy, but definite respect and envy for Derek Yu. Smart guy.
 
Posted by Fanotherpg 1st December, 2010

Still a pity that he is thinking about Click Community as a bunch of teenagers and that he doesn't mention software by itself. Cause anyone may look for Click Community and don't go anywhere (unless they will check wikipedia entry which is by K).
 
Posted by GamesterXIII 1st December, 2010

He left for a reason.
 
Posted by MasterM 1st December, 2010

i am really looking forward to the indy game movie.

derek yu is a really nice and friendly and skilled guy so i thought it was cool to see him in "real life" and action for the first time ever. he looks way younger than I thought. baby face yu.

Also I am surprise to see people don't really know who he is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Yu

also I kind of doubt he is SUPER OMFG RICH now. I don't believe you can get rich (in money) with making indy games. You will just live a happier life doing the stuff you want to do so you are rich in SOME way but not having a lot of cars. If I am totally mistaken about his wealth please provide some information on this. I am really curious.
 
Posted by Hayo 1st December, 2010

I always looked at Derek like a nice guy but never could get into his games.

Getting rich with games is a nice thing but doesn't really mean a thing, half of it is luck.
 
Posted by Tropik 1st December, 2010

cool dude. a good piece of film. I look forward to the full version!
And I have only one question about the title song? I know it's Khonnor but title?
 
Posted by GamesterXIII 1st December, 2010

I agree with you, Hayo. Luck is an often unfortunate part of everything.

@MasterM - I have a friend that talks to him from time to time. If you can afford 6+ vehicles (sports cars at that) and pay the insurance on them you're pretty well off.
 
Posted by GamesterXIII 1st December, 2010

Oh yeah like I mentioned before, Aquaria was in the humble indie bundle, which sold >millions< of "copies." Not all of the proceeds went to the developers as far as I remember, but selling millions of copies of something has to add up to something .

Not to mention the publicity that it gave his game.
 
Posted by Marko 2nd December, 2010

Seemed interesting...
 
Posted by MasterM 4th December, 2010

ive to admit if I had money I wouldn't spend it on 6 sports cars. in fact i would just keep on living my average life and be glad I've got money so I don't have to worry about being poor one day instead of just wasting it on "pointless" stuff.
 
Posted by Muz 5th December, 2010

I really enjoyed Blackeye Software back in the day. It's not really about the games. Derek and BES made really detailed games, but nothing actually fun, not by my taste. But I loved the passion they put into it.

"Spelunky was kinda boring. I think it was praised more on its ability to be random every time rather than its abilities as an actual fun-to-play game."

Yeah, the random was one part of it. I liked it because you could die a lot of time but not have to memorize a level, unlike some platformers, and that the deaths were entertaining. To each their own, though. I find most platformers frustrating and boring. Spelunky was just as boring as most platformers, but gave something different each time.


On the video itself, I thought it was a lot of talk about nothing. "I like games. I made Spelunky. Spelunky is cool. We worked on it." The thing about the klik community is nice, though.
 
Posted by Dave C 5th December, 2010

on the video, the whole 'indie' scene continues to get even more lame and pretentious. "I made this game to express myself, I feel like players can get to know me by playing this game" I call bs.
 
Posted by Marko 6th December, 2010

I make games for me and other to play, no other reason. Surely if i wanted to "express" myself i'd just talk to people?
 
Posted by Muz 7th December, 2010

People have different ways of expressing themselves. You can express yourself through paintings and writing. But games are a bit tricky, there's so many components involved that you can't really express much. All I've learned about Derek's personality from Spelunky is that he likes roguelikes.
 
Posted by Ricky 10th December, 2010

Hayo: "Getting rich with games is a nice thing but doesn't really mean a thing, half of it is luck. "

Luck + hard work = success
 


 



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