Have you ever seen King of Kong? Course you have, you're interested in that sort of thing and have pretty cool taste.
When we watched that documentary it renewed an interest in old video games. We dug out the old Amiga from the loft and we started playing NES and Spectrum emulators.
Until King of Kong, we didn't even know Twin Galaxies existed, but then one day we looked up the top score on Tetris (Gameboy classic) and Rile discovered that his personal best of 205 lines was higher than the listed 4th place.
Of course, there are probably millions of people who could say the same, because back then we didn't care about proving our high scores, we just played for fun.
So this year I bought him a gameboy classic with Tetris and told him to try and match his personal best again. On one condition - we film his attempts and document it for the entertainment of others.
Why? Because all these cool documentaries come out of America and it's time we showed what the UK is capable of, when it comes to nerdy retro video games.
But if you've got a similar story, aren't you curious to see if you can reach your personal best score again and get your name on a leaderboard?
So let's hold our own UK contest, let's find the best Gameboy Classic Tetris player in the UK, and let's refresh that top ten!
How will we do it?
If we raise the funds, we will begin following Rile around with a camera, we'll film every game of Tetris he plays.
We'll book a venue and organise the UK Gameboy Classic Tetris tournament for the summer time and we'll film the whole thing.
We'll arrange interviews with anyone who has pledged £100 to feature in the documentary
We'll submit scores and video footage to Twin Galaxies and to highscore.com
We'll organise a day to record the music for the credits
We'll edit the film and arrange a preview screening
We'll get the DVDs pressed up and packaged ready for sending
We'll make the video available for download on a dedicated website.
Risks and challenges
At the moment Twin Galaxies is going through a period of change - Walter Day has retired and ownership has changed hands. The website is currently offline with a statement that the site and leader boards will be back up again soon.
There is a risk that the site may never come back - However we will post the high scores that are created during the tournament and later from other submissions on the dedicated website.
We may get backers from outside of UK. If you live outside the UK and pledge £100 to be interviewed for the documentary, we will have to conduct the interview via Skype or Facetime.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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