Great Making of XCOM Mini-doc

Perhaps you may have noticed, but I have a thing for finding mini-documentaries on nerd culture and bringing them to a wider audience. I love being able to support filmmakers. As a filmmaker, I know how hard getting an audience is and my hope is that I can help get people that audience. The same goes with art and other stuff.

Here we have a fantastic short documentary on the making of XCOM: Enemy Unknown from Polygon. It chronicles Jake Solomon’s struggle in making a new XCOM and how Sid Meier helped out.

This is a really beautifully shot documentary. I really enjoyed it. XCOM was one of my favorite games last year. This mini-doc brings us into the world of creating it and touches on the deeper theme of the struggle to make games and the value of a mentor. You can read more about the subject on Polygon’s website. You can also follow Polygon on Twitter.

Also, if you or anyone you know have a film on a topic like gaming or anything within the realm of geek culture, email me at

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Buy It: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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Robby "brownkidd" Weiss is a video marketing producer in real life who likes drawing and making stupid songs for his own pleasure in addition to indulging in the wide variety of interests featured on this very site. He has four cats (not by choice) and is an enormous fan of the female anatomy.