I don´t know about you guys. But i´m really excited over Fizz films (Jonathan Beales) Playstation documentary “Playstation game changer documentary and book” (a documentary which aims to give us a lot of details about the Playstation console war).
Because i had the great fortune to be around when Sony launched their Playstation 1 back in December 1994 (Japan).
And i was quite lucky to play the PS1 way before the US and EU release as well (thanks to a friend of my uncle). Yes, you guessed it.
I played on a Japanese PS1 unit, and my very first PS1 game was Ubisofts (Michel Ancel)Rayman 1.
And let me tell you what. I was already impressed by the PS1 console (the design and the tech demos), but once i actually got the chance to play Rayman 1. I was totally blown away by the games graphics, music and sound quality. It really felt unreal in a way.
Like i was playing games from the future in the present now. That may sound really silly now of course. But back in 1995, Sony come out of nowhere and dominated everything and everyone with their PS1. It was the NEW cool kid on the block.
So i´m very glad to inform you guys that Fizz Films has just launched their Kickstarter campaign for “Playstation game changer documentary and book”. And Fizz Films aims to collect £25,000 with in 29 days from now.
And i really hope that the Fizz team will be able to reach their Kickstarter goal on time (if it does, then it´s set for a Worldwide release next year).
Because it would be really sad if the playstation game changer documentary won´t get funded in the end. And in case you diden´t know it, it´s PlayStation’s 20th anniversary this week!
December 01 2014 – London,England
Gaming fans can celebrate PlayStation’s 20th anniversary this week with the announcement of a new 90 minute PS1 documentary,PlayStation Game Changer from Fizz Films.
PlayStation Game Changer launches on KickStarter this week and tells the story of an incredible decade which saw Sony come from nowhere to become the most important console formats of the 1990’s.
Filmed from 1990 to 2014,the documentary looks back at how PlayStation battled some fierce console wars with format rivals Sega & Nintendo while games developers around the world skillfully handled the evolution of 3D gaming.
A host of leading PS1 games developers,journalists & industry experts describe the incredible journey of PlayStation’s rise to the top from the early years before launch,the console hardware and the rich variety of games which appeared from 1995 to 2000.
In-depth coverage of how the great legacy games were created including Tekken,Resident Evil,Tomb Raider & Grand Theft Auto plus analysis of Sony’s hardware and the revolutionary PS1 controller.
The documentary also features unseen footage of Sony’s first ever game launch in 1993,a year before the release of PlayStation.There’s also full archive of a Wild 9
gameplay presentation from David Perry & a stunning official Diablo theatrical stage opera,both filmed in 1998.
Other notable archive includes unseen interviews with Sony,Sega,Electronic Arts,Philips,3DO,Virgin Games,Mindscape,Interplay,Codemasters and Psygnosis.
“PlayStation is 20 this week,it’s been an incredible journey and I wanted to make a documentary to celebrate”,says Jonathan Beales,Producer of PlayStation Game Changer.
“The 1990’s were such an exciting era for gaming.the whole landscape was changing so quickly.There was a huge console war,Sega were constantly releasing new hardware and Sony were determined to get established,it all happened far quicker than in the 1980’s.
Talking to the developers who’ve been telling their stories has been brilliant,so many great people who really had their work cut out to get things right in a very short space of time.The icing on the cake is having five hours of unseen archive footage to work with.
It’s all great quality and blends in really well to make a great balanced film.There’s plenty of familiar names and a few surprises too!”.
PlayStation Game Changer will be produced in English,French,German,Italian, Spanish,Japanese,Portuguese,Norwegian,Swedish,Finnish & Danish languages.Worldwide release 2015.
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