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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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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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Official Facebook | Official site

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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16:9 HD
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Quotes

Peter Molyneux: Getting my first pixel to move... it was as close to sexual satisfaction as you could possibly get!
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Spin-off From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years! (2016) See more »

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Written by Anthony Caulfield & Stuart Connolly
Performed by Anthony Caulfield & Stuart Connolly
Produced by Max Hall
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Fantastic summary of an emerging industry
26 June 2015 | by mahatma618See all my reviews

Just finished viewing this,and it made the hair on my back stand up.Apart from a few glaring omissions (probably from people saying no to participate in this documentary rather than the makers not asking) it is a thorough analysis of the emergence of the gaming industry,and takes us through it's ups and downs and rebirth of gaming as we now know it.Conspicuously it rather glazes over the Amiga days,but that is most likely due to the up coming new documentary from the creators of this.

Can't praise this enough.Having lived through the 8-bit days,and later the 16-bit (read Amiga),it really is like revisiting the glory days.

One last thing:The ending is one of the best I've seen in a documentary.

Go on,give this one a try.


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