5 Truly Gaming Films
There’re lots of excellent movies connected to gaming. Moreover, some movies like Resident Evil and Warcraft were games long before taken to the big screen. In this post, I wanted to concentrate more on documentaries. They don’t solely entertain but also provide the audience with truthful information, which may change their opinion or a perception of a particular game. We rarely think about how much time and effort is sacrificed for the sake of a single game. Some of us play only on weekends, others spend all their free time gaming. The five films below bring you the stories of many gamers and developers, their dreams, goals, and drive. So, grab the popcorn, turn off your console or PC and chose a movie for tonight.
#5 Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)
IMDb 7,6 / Rotten Tomatoes 89%
Besides being the first game to be played in space, Tetris has some Jesus-like powers. For example, it increases the thickness of the cortex, improves memory, attention, perceptual awareness, thought, language and consciousness. “Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters” tells a story of a group of record- holding Tetris Masters and their preparation to compete in the 2010 Classic Tetris World Championship. For many of them this game became an addiction. They dream of it, constantly talk about it and can’t wait to get back home from work and continue playing it. You won’t believe the speed they play on when entering the state called “ecstasy of order.”
#4 Atari: Game Over (2014)
IMDb 6,7 / Rotten Tomatoes 58%
The story about one of the worst games in the history. E.T., the video game was the most anticipated present of 1982 Christmas. But instead of bringing millions in revenue, it turned out to be a tremendous failure for the Atari corporation. The film tells about the Atari’s golden age when game developers lived almost like the stock brokers in “The Wolf of Wall Street” movie). Also, the movie tells about mysterious burial site of thousands of unsold E. T. cartridges gamers spent decades looking for.
#3 Video Games: The Movie (2014)
IMDb 6,1 / Rotten Tomatoes 35%
Instead of being focused one a single or just a few games, this film tells a short history of video games in general. What inspires developers to create new products, why players are so obsessed with some of them, and what the future holds for the gaming industry? The money for this movie was raised on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, so it’s safe to say that users approved Video Games: The Movie even before the release.
#2 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
IMDb 8,2 / Rotten Tomatoes 93%
The Donkey Kong is considered to be one of the hardest video games in the world. Billy Mitchel, a hero among gamers, owns a prestigious title “Video Game Player of the Century” since 1999. It seems that his Donkey Kong record will never be defeated. But one middle school teacher decides to dethrone Billy. I don’t want to bring any spoilers, so make time to watch the movie to learn the outcome of that battle.
#1 Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
IMDb 7,7 / Rotten Tomatoes 91%
I love indie games so even before starting this article I knew who will win the first place. Beautifully made, this story shows us the inside world of indie developers and designers. It tells about their passion, love for the games, and the fear of failure. For many of them the outcome of their project directly connected to a future wellbeing. Get ready to enter the magical world of Fez, Super Meat Boy, and Braid.