Many game development studios have come and gone over the years, creating fantastic games along the way. One of these companies was Midway which without a doubt paved the way for many others with regard to creating massive titles and making huge sums of money in the process. Of course, none of that would have happened if their games weren’t any good. If you’ve ever played Smash TV, NBA Jam, or even NFL Blitz then you know they were capable of making fantastically fun multiplayer experiences both for arcades and home consoles. Of course, they also brought about Mortal Kombat which was so immensely popular (and violent for the time) that it helped lead to the creation of the ESRB.
Insert Coin: Inside Midway’s ’90s Revolution is an upcoming documentary which examines Midway in its heyday from the inside. How? Simple, the main behind the project actually worked at Midway during the timeframe described! As a long-time fan of their products as well, he seems like the perfect person to give a real insider’s glimpse at how the studio was run, the crazy stories of what went on, and how they managed to dominate for a decade. Fans of Midway are definitely the intended audience, though fans of gaming history in general will probably want to check it out.
The Kickstarter goal for Insert Coin: Inside Midway’s ’90s Revolution is set at $75,000. All things considered, that seems a pretty cheap value. Luckily, a multitude of interviews have already been shot which cuts down on some potential cost. So far the campaign has already raised nearly $15,000 which goes to show that there are a lot of Midway lovers out there.
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