Even since getting an Xbox for Christmas, I've been on the nerdiest of nerdy video game binge. Since January, I've spent my precious, precious freetime devouring Fifa, NHL 13, Red Dead Redemption, a bunch of Grand Theft Autos, C.O.D. Black Ops II, Bioshock Infinite, and a couple others at a breakneck pace. Although I've been playing video games since SNES days, I spent a solid 12 years not picking up a game controller, sans the occasional Goldeneye or MarioKart 64 sesh with friends in college. It's fun and I'm discovering this entire new world of gaming I sort of forgot about for a solid decade.
I say this as a preamble to a documentary in the works about the history and development of video games. It's currently being promoted all over Kickstarter and looks pretty rad:
Video Games: The Movie is e a feature length documentary which aims to tell the untold story of video games by an in depth look into not only how games are made, marketed and consumed but by looking back at the industry’s history, current trends as well as the evolution of gamer culture. Where is the industry and the audience headed? Is it the same place? The entire story will be told through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers. The film is not just another film about the games industry but will attempt something much more ambitious: the question of what it means to be a gamer, a game maker and where “video games" will be in 10, 20, even 100 years from now. My hope is that the film, when finished, will consist of 4 in depth parts, which are...
Check out the trailer below: