50 years of documentary film premieres at the Golden Joystick Awards
Tonight’s Golden Joystick Awards celebrate 50 years of gaming by taking a look back at the art form we all love.
The approximately 30-minute documentary takes us on a journey of the gaming’s very first commercial game (reportedly Computer Space) through decades. From the very first PC games, such as Elite, to the modern classics that blew us away, the doc gives us the opportunity to take stock of how far we have come in 50 years.
On top of that, we’re guided on this journey by the very people who have helped shape the history of the game. These include John Romero, co-creator of Doom, Trip Hawkins, founder of EA, Brenda Romero, game designer for Jagged Alliance 2 and Wizardy 8, and David Breban, who developed Elite.
We also hear from industry figures, such as Dr Jo Twist, CEO of UKIE, and former GamesRadar staff member Louise Blain, who help provide insight into the magnitude of key moments in the game. ‘industry. And, to top it off, we also see Nolan North showcase every decade of gaming, because who doesn’t want more Nolan North in their life?
This is just the first part of the game’s 50 years of celebrations at tonight’s Golden Joystick Awards, with a special musical performance coming later, as well as two all new awards for tonight’s show: the Ultimate Game of All Time Award and Best Gaming Hardware of All Time. In short, the party has only just begun …
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