Beginning with Space Invaders in 1978, arcade games began to appear everywhere.
In 1982, 13,000 dedicated arcade locations existed across North America, generating $3.2 billion dollars in 1983 alone, the hard way: one quarter at a time.
By 1985, revenue had fallen 97%. Atari declared bankruptcy. Arcades began to disappear.
Most of the old games were converted or destroyed. A few, packed into warehouses, largely forgotten for another decade.
"The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time" is the story of classic obsession, the second life of games in basements and garages across the country.
Prepare for the Invasion:
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