I’m In

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High Score is a documentary series about the golden age of video games, when legends – from Pac-Man to Doom – were brought to life. Through ingenuity and sheer force of will, computer pioneers and visionary artists from around the globe spawned the iconic worlds of Space Invaders, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, Sonic the Hedgehog, MADDEN NFL, and beyond. Without rules or roadmaps, players and innovators alike pushed the limits of money to be made, rivals to be crushed, and hearts to be won. This is the story of the brains behind the pixels and how their unmatched innovation built a multi-billion dollar industry – almost by accident. High Score premieres on Netflix on August 19, 2020.

One Reply to “I’m In”

  1. I’m halfway through Ep 3. It’s fascinating.

    I was never into any of this stuff… the extent of my exposure was our vintage Intellivision console, and Mattel handheld football.

    Never had Atari, NES, any of that. Don’t really know what Sega Genesis is. My wife had to explain Oregon Trail to me. Had never heard of Colossal Cave Adventure or the Tom Hanks Movie until this documentary. When the Simpsons and Regular Show riff on the subject, I love it.

    When my roommates in college played Dark Castle on my Mac 512K, I stared curiously for a few minutes, and moved on. I never burned to participate, and don’t feel like I missed all that much. I had a few months where I got REALLY into Angry Birds, but that’s about it. Doom, Halo, Call of Duty, Madden – never tried ’em.

    It’s somehow fitting that half of these designers wouldn’t get past the first level on their own games.

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