It’s well-known that the arcade scene in Japan is a strong one, supported by a culture that fully embraces the arcade concept in all of its forms. But if you are like me and have never been to the country, you’ve only seen snippets of what that experience is like, usually through brief Youtube videos.
A new documentary film, which we have discussed in the past, is progressing along nicely that dives right into the arcade culture of Japan to give you a much fuller taste of what it is like. Here is a synopsis of the project followed by the final teaser trailer:
“IMAGINE a world where video games reign supreme. Five story buildings filled with arcade cabinets, old and new, inundate the streets of downtown Tokyo.
Welcome to Japan. A place where the arcades of the 80s and 90s not only still exist, but thrive and have evolved into an elaborate, unmatched gaming experience.
100 Yen is a historical documentary about the evolution of arcades and the culture surrounding it – from the birth of arcades to the game centers that still thrive today. With a predominant focus on the three major arcade genres, Shooting games, Fighting games and Rhythm games, 100 Yen explores the culture and evolution of arcades through the past and present. All filmed on location in Japan, Canada, and the USA featuring interviews with industry professionals, game programmers and designers, casual gamers and gaming icons.”
Along with our final trailer, we are launching an IndieGoGo campaign. Through our campaign we are accepting pre-orders for the film via a HD digital download, DVD and Blu-Ray. Our final funding drive goes directly towards post production: 3D motion graphics, audio, mastering and everything to bring 100 YEN into a completed feature film. “
IndieGoGo Campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/100-Yen-The-Final-Coin