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Video Games The Movie


“Video Games The Movie” explores the beginnings and rise of video games, from Pong and Pac Man to today’s multi-billion dollar industry of cinema-realism and immersive experiences. The film is narrated by Sean Astin and includes interviews with Zach Braff (executive producer), Chris Hardwick, Will Wheaton and videogame leaders Nolan Bushnell and Hideo Kojima. From the directors comments:

Games are a part of the human experience and permeate our culture now more than ever before. I’m thrilled that my film will expose the world to a never-before-told story of the men and women who built this industry as well as what it has become and what it will continue to evolve into, and I’m thrilled to be partnering with Variance to bring it out to the world.

The film details how video games are made, marketed, and consumed and where the industry is headed. From the film’s description:

From executive producer Zach Braff comes an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry. Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead.

Variance Films is the theatrical distribution arm of the newly founded company Amplify. Jeremy Snead and high-profile video game designer Cliff Bleszinski (“Gears of War”) produced the documentary. Executive produced by Zach Braff.

The film features Allison Haislip, Chris Hardwick, Clare Grant, Cliff Bleszinski, Doug Tennapel, Hiroyoki Kobayashi, Nolan Bushnell, Palemer Luckey, Warren Spector and Wil Wheaton

Releases July 15 release on iTunes and other digital outlets, and July 18th theatrical release for the documentary in the U.S. and Canada. Return to Thumbnail View.

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