Monday, November 4, 2013

World 1-1: The Jump for the Flag Pole

If you have been following Netto's Game Room, then you most likely have heard about the "World 1-1" Kickstarter, but if you haven't, let me explain.

World 1-1 is the first in a series of video game documentaries which will cover the history of video games. The film series is being produced by Jeanette Garcia and Daryl Rodriguez, and it will begin from just about the very beginning. World 1-1 itself will focus on the early years of gaming, and it will dive deep into the history of Atari; the company that revolutionized the industry, and took the first step forward toward what we have today.

For the first film, they have already confirmed some of the interviews which will be featured, including:

Nolan Bushnell - co-founder of Atari
David Crane - co-founder of Activision
Warren Robinett - creator of Adventure, one of the world’s first RPGs
Dona Bailey - co-creator of Centipede, one of the first games to attract a large female audience
Dave Shepperd - creator of Night Driver, one of the first racing games ever
Garry Kitchen - programmer for Atari 2600's Donkey Kong
Walter Day - founder of Twin Galaxies
Owen Rubin - creator of Space Duel and Major Havoc
Franz Lanzinger - creator of Crystal Castles
Ed Rotberg -  creator of Blasteroids and Battlezone
Peter Lipson - creator of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 

Overall, this is no small project. This is a true in depth look at the history of video games, and they need our help to push this forward. As of right now $6,171 has been pledged out of their $15,000 goal. They are still under halfway there, but that can be changed. Even if you yourself cannot pledge, that doesn't mean you can't help this project along. Just by simply clicking on the Blogger, Twitter, Facebook, or Google + button below this post; you can share this with your friends and help it become known across the world. All it takes is one person to press the button, and that alone can start a chain reaction. (If you are reading this on our Tumblr you can simply reblog it!)

Anyway, if you're interested in seeing this film series get released; please show your support. It is something I am personally looking forward to, and I'm sure a lot of you out there would love to see the history of video games told right.

For more information, check out the official Kickstarter page!