Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer

You Meet The Nicest People Playing Videogames

La Mar “spinach” Williams has an interesting proposal for a documentary – one that would involve many members of the independent games community. I’m not going to try to describe it in my own words, as spinach has done it quite eloquently himself:

I want to travel across the country to shoot a documentary on highly expressive videogames and the people who make them. I don’t know why, but right now just strikes me as the right time for this kind of project. I set to work about a month ago, using equipment borrowed from a community center here in town, and interviewed a friend whose games I’ve been a fan of for awhile. It worked out pretty well, and I’ve also been able to speak with others as they’ve come down for the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco.

So, from there, I figured it’s time to take this show on the road.

I’d like to drive all over the country over the course of a month, late this summer, and interview as many independent game developers as I can find, from every different stripe. Then, I’ll edit the footage into a documentary, which I’ll give away freely over the Internet, for the world to enjoy.

Be sure to check out his project’s website, and watch the trailer that he has edited together. The idea sounds promising and spinach certainly made a great choice for his first interviewee. If you want to show some support you can pledge some money or just spread the word!

As a side-note, I likely won’t be updating the blog with game related news this week. I’ll try to have a couple random updates like this one over the next couple days to keep the blog active.

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Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer