Netflix’s High Score documentary takes a look at the video game industry. And what went into creating historic moments in pop culture history. This documentary series (docuseries) covers the most classic games of all time! The creators that made them possible – narrated by Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario! The docuseries will cover the following list below.
🍄Sonic the Hedgehog
🍄Street Fighter II
🍄ET: Extra-Terrestrial (lol)
About Netflix’s High Score
The trailer not only teases content covering games titles like Sonic and Mario Brothers but also console histories as well. The High Score Teaser provides well put together 16-bit graphics reflecting the feel of the original gaming era. The nostalgia alone makes my hands hurt upon reflection of my time spent playing with the original Nintendo game cartridges and controllers for too long.
This six-part docuseries, offers a broad-but-captivating look at the 1970s origins of video games along with the various booms and technological milestones of the ’80s and ’90s. High Score’s presentation and genuine love for the product and its history makes for a blissful and beaming look at an emerging medium and its growth into an interactive art form.
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Netflix is becoming increasingly known for this particular interview style of documentaries, helping viewers to justify watching yet another program in the name of education. I have no doubt there will be a lot of layered stories behind some of our favorite games and their consoles.
Just to whet your appetite before the docuseries releases on the 18th August (Australian release date), I would recommend checking out the podcast; Business Wars Nintendo Vs Sony. This is one of the most interesting and engaging podcasts out there that will open up your eyes to the reality of the gaming industry.
The official trailer (Spanish subtitles).
Is Netflix the only one that understands?
Netflix seems to be the only streaming service currently promoting their understanding of how truly important and influential video games are across generations and pop culture. Netflix’s gamified movie experience, Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch made for record initial viewing and re-watches through their perfect execution of gamification.
Within the movie experience, Netflix provided a whole new form of active viewing in the form of a “choose your own adventure” story like something out of a Goosebumps novel. To read more checkout Gamify’s very own blog on it here: Bandersnatch: Gamification in Movies – Gamified Television.
I guess I just like Netflix, as they highlight the gaming community in almost everything that they do from their gamified user interface to the content they provide. If there’s one thing I love more than video games it’s the sense of connection they can create.
The Netflix’s High Score Trailer
The trailer manages to show early fans at the brink of gaming culture. The obsessing over games that are now considered relics. It makes me feel like both a nerd and an insider all at the same time. I think video games have a particular way of bringing about nostalgia more than most forms of entertainment across generations.
How is it that the gaming industry is now 4x larger than the movie industry? Creating more billionaires than nearly any other industry and more millionaires under 30? It seems that people want to be more involved when it comes to entertainment.
I think both people and companies like Netflix who manage to tap into our emotions attached with nostalgia will capture our attention and do extremely well as organizations.
High Score’s opening credits.
So, what are you most excited about for this upcoming series? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Are you going to order snacks and have your old friends from high school over?
Comment below with any video games I missed from the trailer.