The gaming documentary World 1-1, will be releasing officially on January 15th.
Originally pitched late last year, World 1-1 was kickstarted to the tune of 15,539 dollars in November of 2013. Created by Lighthouse Pictures in Miami, Florida by filmmakers Jeanette Garcia and Daryl Rodriguez; World 1-1 is an independently produced look at the early history of the video game industry. From the World 1-1 site;
Our passion for video games and film came together to create a movie about the pioneers that brought to life such an amazing medium. Before we were able to start, we (Daryl Rodriguez and Jeanette Garcia) had no money and chose to use Kickstarter for help. After 30 days of reaching out to people via emails, phone conversations and Skype interviews, we achieved our Kickstarter funding goal with the help of our backers, family, and friends. Less than one year later, we were able to complete the film.
World 1-1 is an independent documentary on the early history of video games. The personalities of the pioneers, the creations of the engineers, and the challenges, technology and business deals. See the games and hear the stories from the creators themselves. This is the story of how Atari helped create the games industry years before it should have happened. World 1-1 follows the lucky deals and unfortunate mistakes that almost destroyed the entire industry just as quickly as it was born.
World 1-1 includes interviews with major figures in modern gaming media such as IGN's Sam Claiborn and Colin Moriarty as well as extensive discussion with gaming pioneers like Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell, Centipede's Dona Bailey and Pong creator Al Alcorn. While gaming documentaries are hardly unprecedented, in the past the focus has been placed largely on competitive gaming (King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Free to Play) or shorter more specific stories (Indie Game: The Movie, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang), World 1-1 seeks to bring a greater historical focus than recent gaming film endeavours.
TechRaptor will of course follow the film through its upcoming release in January 2015. Let us know what you think about it! Are you interested in this new look at gaming history?