Undoubtedly, among the number of series and films that are added in the Netflix and HBO offer, lovers of videogames will find all kinds of content of their liking: adventure, fantasy, science fiction … But also in the category of ” documentaries ” we have the opportunity to approach our favorite hobby knowing new data thanks to research and testimonies from some of its main responsibility in the industry. We review these two large audiovisual catalogs in search of 4 documentaries that every videogame fan should see on Netflix and HBO.
In just 15 minutes this documentary series In a few words, it puts us squarely in the territory of the professional competition of video games, an industry that keeps growing at an amazing rate. One of the most interesting points presented by the documentary is the comparison of eSports with traditional sports and if they are worthy of belonging to that group. The report has the collaboration of Riot Games to explain the process of creating the games and the organization of the major official competitions.
This film, produced thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, won the World Cinema Documentary prize Editing Award at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Following the process of creating a small game, from the initial approach to its launch, the footage presents the story of the sacrifice, work, frustration and success of independent developers as important Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes, creators of Super Meat Boy, the curious story of Phil Fish and FEZ and Jonathan Blow and the creation of Braid.
Playing Hard takes us to the offices of Ubisoft in the summary of the period of 4 years that involved the development of For Honor, one of the most important releases of recent years for the gala company. Jason VandenBerghe, creative director of the game, is the main representative of this team of 500 professionals that tells both the process of creating this game, the basic idea, its mechanics and historical documentation, as well as the controversy among the players after their launch with the lack of dedicated servers and their contents.
For two years, the director of this documentary was imbued with all the elements that make up the World of Warcraft experience, and the MMORPG culture in general, to present this phenomenon of entertainment to a general public. Thanks to interviews with players, developers and psychologists, we have managed to create a panoramic vision of a way to enjoy video games, which is still new and unknown to many people. The documentary tries to shed light on many popular myths about players, their lives and social behavior, and about online video games in general.
Remember that on YouTube you can also enjoy the documentary Raising Kratos, which uncovers the secrets of God of War.