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Industry Legends To Star In Open Documentary Project

Jonathan Lester
Art, Critical Path, Documentary, interview

Kojima, Carmack, Meier, Schafer, Molyneux & More

Thirty seven legendary developers will be starring in an 'open documentary project' designed to explore the role of games designers as innovators and cultural icons. Critical Path will act as "a transmedia project exploring the art, philosophy, politics and psychology of video games," the first step being an online archive of interviews. Take a gander at the trailer above to check out some of the talent who've signed up, including John Carmack, Tim Schafer, Hideo Kojima, Sid Meier, Will Wright and many others. Full interview cast after the break.

Critical Path full cast:

Featured in trailer (in order of appearance):

  • Chris Hecker
  • Cliff Bleszinski
  • Frank Lantz
  • Will Wright
  • Nolan Bushnell
  • Jason Rohrer
  • Ken Levine
  • Sid Meier
  • Warren Spector
  • John Carmack
  • Todd Howard
  • Hideo Kojima
  • Stig Asmussen
  • Rhianna Pratchett
  • Joseph Staten
  • Clint Hocking
  • Richard Hilleman
  • Rod Humble

Also appearing:

  • Ian Bogost
  • David Cage
  • Jenova Chen
  • Denis Dyack
  • Toby Gard
  • Richard Garriott
  • Toru Iwatani
  • David Jones
  • Raph Koster
  • David Littman
  • Jordan Mechner
  • Peter Molyneux
  • Ray Muzyka
  • Yoshinori Ono
  • Rob Pardo
  • Kellee Santiago
  • Tim Schafer
  • Susan Wu
  • Greg Zeschuk


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Late  Jul. 23, 2012 at 15:07

In a loosely related query... have you seen "Indie Game - The Movie", Jon? Anyone else?


JonLester  Jul. 23, 2012 at 15:16

In a loosely related query... have you seen "Indie Game - The Movie", Jon? Anyone else?


Yeah - I thought IGTM was well worth watching, if a little cloying at times. I'd highly recommend it, especially if you're looking to understand more about Blow and Fish, as well as the creative process (and borderline OCD) involved with making an indie game.

However, I was a little disappointed that it didn't feature, say, someone who's game didn't make it to digital distribution, or who slaved away on XBLIG to little or no avail. Some harsh reality would have helped to present a more realistic take on the situation and an important counterpoint IMO.

EDIT: You can still get it half price, ending today.

Last edited by JonLester, Jul. 23, 2012 at 15:22


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