As gamers, we know that it’s not always easy to talk to outsiders about our hobby. Our passionate community spends countless hours getting lost through the far reaches of the galaxy, adventuring across time and space and discovering everything in-between. It seems like no matter how hard games try to establish themselves as either a legitimate art form, unique interactive experience, or helpful tool for rehabilitation, the public at large will always consider our industry some silly waste of time. Jeremy Snead, the director for an upcoming documentary titled Video Games: The Movie (not to be confused with the already released Indie Games: The Movie) is looking to help break down the walls and educate the general public, while simultaneously giving gamers the gratification and vindication they so deserve.
The good news is that Video Games: The Movie is already filmed, according the Kickstarter page that launched this morning. The bad news for Snead is that he doesn’t quite have the capital to fund all of the post-production trimmings, such as music licensing and archival footage. He’s hoping that the gaming community can pull together and help get his film across the finish line. As of right now, the campaign has already received just over $8,000 of the $60,000 goal. With 34 days left to reach funding, Video Games: The Movie could be well on it’s way to receiving the funding it needs.
The feature-length film features interviews with a number of high profile members of the industry and geek culture alike, including Cliff Bleszinksi and Wil Wheaton, as well as the founders of Atari and Intellivision. It will dive into the history of video games, explore gaming culture as it is today, and also look to the future to see where gaming is headed.
What do you folks think about Video Games: The Movie? Do you plan on pledging towards the Kickstarter goal? What types of issues or aspects of gaming culture are you hoping the film addresses? Share your thoughts in the comments below,and don’t forget to like IGXPro on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or give us the ‘ol +1 on Google+.