Midway Documentary Showcases the Creation of NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat and More
The Insert Coin documentary showcases how Midway made some of our favorite games of the '90s, but it needs your help on Kickstarter to be finished.
From Narc to Smash TV, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, NBA Jam, Wrestlemania, Revolution, NBA Jam and Mortal Kombat, Midway is responsible for creating some of our favorite games of the 1990s. Joshua Tsui (President of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 studio Robomodo) has taken to Kickstarter to help crowdfund this documentary that investigates Midway, which features a ton of behind the scenes and interview footage from all over the company's history.
"Mortal Kombat could not have happened at any place other than Midway Games in the '90s. It's exciting to see the story of that historic era in arcade history being told." - John Tobias, Co-Creator of Mortal Kombat and SmashTV.
Joshua Tsui hopes to raise $75,000 so he could complete his Midway documentary, and the funds will be used for more interviews, travel expenses and a staff to help finish the project. If you watch the trailer above, you can see some of the awesome backstage footage Tsui has found. Our favorite part we heard of would have to be doing the mo-cap work for Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game and partying with the wrestlers and going to dive bars with them afterwards (mind you, wrestlers partied like rock stars throughout the '80s and '90s).
“This was an insanely amazing era in games and to have someone from the inside like Josh to be making this is truly unprecedented.” - Eugene Jarvis, Owner of Raw Thrills, Creator of Robotron, NARC, Cruis'n USA
As of the publication of this article, Insert Coin's Kickstarter is sitting at $6,180 of its $75,000 goal with 30 days left to go. Should the campaign be successful, Tsui hopes to launch Insert Coin in May 2017.
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