Gaming is a big industry. As such, there are so many facets in gaming that people may not know about. These could be about the gaming development industry, about how games are created, and many other topics.
One good way to learn more about pretty much any topic is through documentaries. They are a great visual medium to accompany video games.
This article will present several gaming documentaries that people can watch and enjoy.
The first documentary we’ll look at is called Smash Brothers. It focuses on a famous Nintendo game called Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Game Cube.
The game could be called a party fighting game. As many as four people can play and fight each other using a number of characters from Nintendo properties. These characters include Pikachu from the Pokemon series, Link from Legend of Zelda, and Mario and Luigi.
The documentary is not just about the game. While it does cover the advanced techniques included in the game, it is about so much more than that. It is actually about the competitive scene and passionate community that the game created.
It follows the rivalries of east coast and west coast through America. The chapters focus on seven of the most important figures that have emerged in the Melee scene.
These seven figures are important and, along with the community they come from, truly shine through in the documentary.
It is an enjoyable watch and can get gamers really hyped about fighting games. It is free to view on YouTube right now.
NoClip on YouTube
Next up, we won’t be featuring a specific documentary. Rather, we’ll showcase a YouTube channel that hosts a great number of quality video game documentaries. The channel is called NoClip.
NoClip has already done a variety of gaming documentaries on several video games.
For instance, one documentary that people should watch is their showcase on Digital Extremis, the company that has created Massive Multiplayer Online game Warframe. If you aren’t familiar with the game, think Iron Man suits and ninja-like gameplay. With guns. Lots of guns.
It covers the struggles of Digital Extremis and how they wanted to create Warframe for a long time, but just couldn’t catch a break big enough to do it. After years of struggle though, they finally released it as a free game that currently has a big following.
They also have a documentary on the new God of War video game. God of War recently won the video game award for best game. The documentary speaks and features game director Cory Barlog and his insights into the creation of the game.
These are only a few documentaries that you should definitely watch to learn more about the video game industry.