Daryl Rodriguez and Jeanette Garcia have begun a Kickstarter campaign for World 1-1, a documentary series on the history of video games.
The first chapter will focus on Atari and how they created a new industry. It focuses on the business deals, the personalities of the pioneers, and the creations of the engineers. This documentary will be a combination of interviews, archival footage, and reflection that retells the story to a new generation that may not know the roots of their favorite hobby.
The following are confirmed interviews for the documentary:
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
Those who want to tell you the story as well:
Colin Moriarty – IGN Editor
Peer Schneider – Senior Vice President of Content & Publisher at IGN
Patrick Scott Patterson – Video Game Media Personality
Rick Medina – Owner of Arcade Odyssey
Here is the World 1-1 trailer:
The script is complete and developers have confirmed most of the interviewees. The project is in the later stages of pre-production and will be ready to go into full production as soon as the finances come in. The estimated release date is Fall 2014.