“A lighthearted commentary on blockchain games and their futurity.”
Film by Jerry Liu, USA, 2019. Narrated by Matthew Curtis. Sound and music by Yuta Endo.
See behind-the-scenes artwork from the film HERE.
Notes from the filmmaker:
Following the phenomenal surge of cryptocurrency craze and acute public awareness of “the blockchain,” in early 2018, I was intrigued and felt compelled to create something motivated by recent events pertaining to this emerging technology. Coincidentally, my wife and I also welcomed our second child into the world that May. Inspired by our two young daughters, I aspired to create something fun yet informative about their future. Combined with my passion for video games (which inspires much of my work) and the desire to make something my kids could eventually enjoy, I conceived this film.
Blockchain technology is still in its infancy, but may very well be at the forefront of the future of gaming. I sought to parallel this statement by paying homage to both classic and current video games, taking inspiration from old and new, retro and revolutionary, 8-bit and 128-bit – and of course in the spirit of video game culture I had to throw in a handful of easter eggs and subtle nods.