Looking to enrich your knowledge on retro gaming? Maybe you are just looking for a new Kickstart to support? Either way, you won’t want to miss the campaign to bring Arcade Dreams to life.
The documentary is sure to please gamers young and old:
Arcade Dreams takes viewers back to the button-bashing temples of their youth and beyond in this multi-episode love letter to the 100-year history of amusement arcades. Starting with the mechanical penny arcades of the early 1900s, the documentary series chronicles the evolution of arcade gaming from mechanical marvels through to classic cabinets, crazy rides and the ultra-immersive VR experiences of today.
Arcade Dreams delves into the history of these gaming institutions from their very beginnings. The series is a vibrant celebration of amusement arcades, and Rock Steady Media have already captured hundreds of hours of rich 4K footage, spanning machines from classics like 1970’s Gunfightright through to 2020’s King Kong of Skull Island, as well as interviews with legendary industry figures, historians, collectors, and expert enthusiasts.
Arcade Dreams will delve into humble beginnings of the arcade and the trends and technology that allowed the gaming industry to grow. This information is backed by industry greats like Eugene Jarvis, Gary Stern, George Gomez and others.
This Kickstarter will run for 45 days in hopes of meeting its goal of $95,000. There will be a plethora of tiers and rewards, such as “a collector’s edition Blu-Ray box set and limited edition posters by legendary artists Jeremy Packer (Avengers: Infinity War) and Rich Davies (Ready Player One, Terminator Dark Fate)”.
The Arcade Dreams Kickstarter is live now, and you can check out all the tiers and additional info here!
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