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Before the First Person Shooter, there was the Second Person Thinker. See more »
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With limited sound, simple graphics, and tiny amounts of computing power, the first games on home computers... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Ernest Adams ... Himself
Scott Adams ... Himself
Hollywood Anderson ... Himself
Jim Aspnes ... Himself
Richard Bartle ... Himself
Bob Bates ... Himself
Michael Berlyn ... Himself
Marc Blank ... Himself
Ian Bogost ... Himself
Amy Briggs ... Herself
Tom Brucker ... Himself
Mary Ann Buckles ... Herself
Adam Cadre ... Himself
David Cornelson ... Himself
Chris Crawford ... Himself
Brendan Desilets ... Himself
Mike Dornbrook ... Himself
Jeremy Douglass ... Himself
Michael Eilers ... Himself
Michael Feir ... Himself
Frank Fridd ... Himself
Stu Galley ... Himself
Mike Gentry ... Himself
Stephen Granade ... Himself
Rob Griffiths ... Himself
Richard Hewison ... Himself
Dan Horn ... Himself
Dennis Jerz ... Himself
Andrew Kaluzniacki ... Himself
Dave Lebling ... Himself
Ron Martinez ... Himself

Lance Micklus ... Himself
Nick Montfort ... Himself
Brian Moriarty ... Himself
Stuart Moulthrop ... Himself
Alexandre Owen Muniz ... Himself
Peter Nepstad ... Himself
Debee Norling ... Herself
Paul O'Brian ... Himself
Christopher Orcutt ... Himself
Jon Palace ... Himself
Robert Pinsky ... Himself
Andrew Plotkin ... Himself
Jon Radoff ... Himself
Dan Ravipinto ... Himself
Aaron Reed ... Himself
Mike Roberts ... Himself
Warren Robinett ... Himself
John Romero ... Himself
Ryan Russell ... Himself

Jason Scott Sadofsky ... Interviewer
Monte Schulz ... Himself
Austin Seraphin ... Himself
David Shaw ... Himself
Howard Sherman ... Himself
Robb Sherwin ... Himself
Jason Shiga ... Himself
Dan Shiovitz ... Himself
Lucian Smith ... Himself
Mike Sousa ... Himself
Robert Supnik ... Himself
Adam Thornton ... Himself
Noah Wardrip-Fruin ... Himself
David Welbourn ... Himself
Don Woods ... Himself

Directed by
Jason Scott Sadofsky 
 
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Jason Scott Sadofsky 

Produced by
Jason Scott Sadofsky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Zoë Blade 
Tony Longworth 
Nicholas Markos  (as The Hitmaker)
 
Film Editing by
Jason Scott Sadofsky 
 

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Partially shot at the Bedquilt portion of the Mammoth Cave system in Kentucky. Negotiations took place over a year and shooting took place over an 8-hour period with the director and a party of four cavers. Less than a tenth of the cave was explored during the expedition.See more »
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Autumn Leaves In WindSee more »

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12 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Could've been great, 31 October 2010
Author: kf-1 from Newport Beach, CA

The movie seemed a little too personal to me, and I guess in many ways that was the point: it was a love letter to this type of gaming. A love letter to first generation gamers. In that sense, there were definitely some poignant lines on people reflecting on their work in these games/genre/time period. But I also thought there was a missed opportunity to show how this type of gaming really morphed into many of the popular games that we see today. To take one example, the common threads are so distinct going backwards from Lionhead's Fable series (third generation console gamers) to Sierra's King Quest (second generation PC gamers) all the way back to Adventure (first generation "computer" gamer). There's also the obvious example of Myst!

I think there were missed opportunities to create a great documentary (that could have had universal appeal amongst gamers). But if you were involved with interactive fiction, played interactive fiction, or just generally want to know where gaming got its start, the documentary is worth a look-see.

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