8-Bit Generation: Playing the Revolution – History of Video Games
8-Bit Generation: Playing the Revolution is an upcoming 5 episode documentary series produced by an Italian group called Junk Food ran out of Milano, Italy. This upcoming documentary will chronicle “the Spacewar aka the 8-bit milestone to the rise of the 16-bit era”. The documentary will attempt to look at the history of “Games, arcades, technical breakthroughs, and the social climate under the lens of the actors who took part in the process” featuring interviews with all sorts of industry pioneers such as Ralph H. Baer, Steve Russell, Al Acorn, Nolan Bushnell, Manny Gerard, Eugene Jarvis, Howard Warshaw, David Crane, and many others.
The documentary is supervised and co-directed by Lorenzo Faggi and Davide Agosta, and produced by Tomaso Walliser, Playing the Revolution is not meant to be some sort wishy washy light retrospective but rather a serious and in depth look with each episode weighing in at about an hour long full of poignant interviews with some of the most important figures and founders in the history of video games.
While there seems to be no information available as of yet on specific release dates for these documentary episodes, we have included a trailer below, and naturally once the full documentary is released to the public we will do our best so that you may view it in full online over at http://documentary.operationreality.org alongside other great featured OpReal documentaries.