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From Bedrooms to Billions (2014)

'From Bedrooms to Billions' is a 2 and a half hour feature length documentary movie telling the remarkable, true story of the British Video Games Industry from 1979 to the present day. ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shahid Ahmad Shahid Ahmad ... Himself - Interviewee
Nigel Alderton Nigel Alderton ... Himself - Interviewee
Nick Alexander Nick Alexander ... Himself - Interviewee
Chris Anderson Chris Anderson ... Himself - Interviewee
Mike Austin Mike Austin ... Himself - Interviewee
Pete Austin Pete Austin ... Himself - Interviewee
Jim Bagley Jim Bagley ... Himself - Interviewee
David Braben David Braben ... Himself - Interviewee
Gary Bracey Gary Bracey ... Himself - Interviewee
Tom Bramwell Tom Bramwell ... Himself - Interviewee
Geoff Brown Geoff Brown ... Himself - Interviewee
Martyn Brown Martyn Brown ... Himself - Interviewee
Simon Butler Simon Butler ... Himself - Interviewee
Raffaele Cecco Raffaele Cecco ... Himself - Interviewee
Charles Cecil Charles Cecil ... Himself - Interviewee
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'From Bedrooms to Billions' is a 2 and a half hour feature length documentary movie telling the remarkable, true story of the British Video Games Industry from 1979 to the present day. Developments in computer technology in the UK of the late 70's early 80's helped inspire a generation of small team enthusiasts, hobbyists, school kids, bedroom coders and entrepreneurs to make and release some truly classic games. 'From Bedrooms to Billions' tells the story of how the creativity and vision of a relatively small number of individuals allowed the UK to play a key, pioneering role in the shaping of the billion dollar video games industry, which today dominates the modern world's entertainment landscape. 'From Bedrooms to Billions' is the first to attempt to bring this amazing story together. Featuring interviews with key contributors to the UK story such as Peter Molyneux, Jeff Minter, David Braben, David Perry, Mark Healey, Jason Kingsley and many others from across video game ... Written by Nicola & Anthony Caulfield

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The UK Video Games Industry had to start somewhere!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Väter der Pixel-Monster See more »

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Gracious Films See more »
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(original)

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Quotes

Jeff Minter: The idea of having your own machine at home was like so fantastic to me!
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Spin-off From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years! (2016) See more »

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Back And Forth
Written, Performed & Produced by Stephen Caulfield
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Stunning Work
2 January 2015 | by tmakarowrowSee all my reviews

If you're reading this, you're a kindred spirit. A fan of classic games, and game history. A passionate soul, and as such will not need too much in the way of description. Just simply know if you are of that ilk, this Documentary is one of the best of the topic of gaming history, and just unmatched in terms of the UK industry. It just covers just about all you would want it to and all you can reasonably expect it to unless it was to become a TV series. From the games to the people behind them, to those magazines you loved of the time, it's superbly done. There are slight omissions there, but very few and to bring those up would be very nit picky indeed. It is just a stunning labour of love. And opt for the special edition, and you will get another disc featuring interviews and extended interviews with many of those on the first disc, covering some of those old favourites like Elite and Sentinel. There aren't many Documentaries that cover the UK market, although there are a couple that do the US one quite well. This well and truly fixes that, and goes on to be probably the best one ever done in my opinion. I was so close to giving this 10/10. If you have a passion for this subject you have to have this. Enough said.


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