The Artists is a deep-dive documentary into the first three decades of video game history through the lens of the designers, developers and programmers that lay the groundwork to redefine pop culture as we know it. The doc approaches specific games from this era as one would explore a seminal film. For a massive audience, video games are films of the 21st century, their primary source for storytelling. How did that happen? An energetic, entertaining account of this stunning artistic and business success story, The Artists is the saga of how the games from these pixel pioneers became such an influential cultural force.
Featuring the stories of Nolan Bushnell, Allan Alcorn and David Crane on the birth of Atari, Trip Hawkins and the launch of Electronic Arts, Chris Crawford and the GDC, John Romero and Tom Hall on Doom, Dave Lebling on creating Zork, the legacy of Dani Bunten Berry, Tim Schafer and LucasArts, and Warren Robinett and Adventure among many others.
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