From Pong to Pac Man and Super Mario to Lara Croft, Doom, Grand Theft Auto and Beyond, Game Play is the story of how one idea in 1972 changed the way the world plays games, forever. Almost five years in the making, this documentary chronicles the history of videogames, from the origin of the technology to the birth of the arcade game. Featuring never-before-seen interviews with videogame pioneers including Nolan Bushnell (the founder of Atari), David Crane (the co-founder of Activision), Noah Falstein (Chief Game Designer at Google), John Romero (the founder of ID Software), Todd Howard (director of Fallout 4), and many others, the film is a compendium of all of the groundbreaking games of the past 40 years, and includes original animation and iconic graphics. From Pong to Pac Man, Super Mario to Lara Croft, Doom, Grand Theft Auto and beyond, this film tells the remarkable story of the fastest-evolving new media of all time.
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