Since The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters made it’s popular debut, we’ve been seeing an increase in documentaries about our industry, although so far they have only focused on classic arcade gaming or upon popular locations that had to close their doors for one reason or another. Here’s another arcade documentary but this one is about a current location that has been open for 26 years and counting. That would be the Star Worlds Arcade, in DeKalb, IL which took part in the Stride Gum Save The Arcades campaign in 2009 although fell short of getting the $25,000 prize. Here is the trailer for the upcoming documentary, and you can follow their Facebook page for further information on the film.
Also you can visit the Starworlds Arcade website.
Speaking of prominent arcades in Illinois, the popular Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, IL is about to celebrate their 1st anniversary this Saturday. Kudos to them for achieving that, it seems that they have maintained a steady growth in popularity which is the kind of thing I would hope that future arcade location docfilm makers will do a little research on since how popular arcades still are in some places doesn’t seem to be a fact worth checking much into for many out there (it’s easier and more dramatic to just say they are all pretty much dead and leave it at that). This documentary isn’t supposed to be about other arcades out there, focusing on just Star Worlds which is cool.