Gunpowder & Sky's Filmbuff and Futurism to Release Finnish Documentary THE NAME OF THE GAME
Gunpowder & Sky's Filmbuff and media brand Futurism are teaming up to release Finnish documentary THE NAME OF THE GAME on November 30th worldwide. The feature-length film gives unprecedented access in to the video game industry, documenting the collaboration between legendary arcade game designer, Eugene Jarvis, and the Finnish game developer, Housemarque.
THE NAME OF THE GAME main character Eugene Jarvis, whose 1980 debut of Defender became one of the biggest successes of the golden age of arcades and one of the few to gross over $1 billion. Defender has remained a cultural mainstay decades later, after recent features in Ready Player One and the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Eugene's also known for creating other hit games like Robotron, Smash TV, Narc and Blaster. His partnership with Housemarque, one of the top modern arcade game houses, allows the filmmakers to showcase to audiences the incredible collaboration, dedication and technological innovation needed to bring these digital worlds to life.
The film was co-directed by Paul J. Vogel and Jarno Elonen, produced by New Dawn Films in association with Futurism Studios. The film is written by Heikki Kareranta, produced by Jirka Silander, and executive produced by Geoff Clark and Jason Taylor of Futurism Studios.
"Having been an avid gamer all my life, the opportunity to follow an established video game studio on their collaborative journey with no one else than the legendary arcade designer Eugene Jarvis made my inner-child do backflips," says director Paul J. Vogel. "Most people enjoy games but put little thought into how much effort and struggle is put into getting those experiences into hands of consumers. I really hope THE NAME OF THE GAME can shed some light on that."
The film is distributed internationally by Gunpowder & Sky's Filmbuff and available to watch today on iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, STEAM, and Vimeo.
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