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The Killer Queen Arcade Documentary

These are the stories of players from across the country dedicated to the hit indie arcade game, Killer Queen.

The Killer Queen Arcade Documentary

These are the stories of players from across the country dedicated to the hit indie arcade game, Killer Queen.

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The Killer Queen Documentary

First draft of the movie poster
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Recently getting into the spectacle that is Killer Queen, I've been amazed by the players I've met from other cities scattered throughout the country. These people are truly unique in their own regard and they have stories to tell. I'm starting this campaign in an attempt to tell their stories through a 7-part video series slated for March 2020, highlighting six cities that are home to the most passionate Killer Queen players to date. The seventh episode and series finale will culminate at Bumblebash 4, the premiere Killer Queen national tournament held every year.

In the video below, you'll see a summary of Bumblebash 3 held in Portland, Oregon. Some of the best players in the game are showcased as they compete through hugs and tears. Thank you for watching!

The Game

Killer Queen is the indie arcade game that no one expected to get as popular as it did. The brainchild of Josh DeBonis and Nik Mikros, two dedicated game designers, the first set of cabinets were created in 2013 and they've been popping up in barcades throughout the nation. With its five versus five, team-based gameplay, the game emphasizes making real connections with real people. Those connections have led to niche communities that have taken Killer Queen to another level. For those that haven't had the opportunity to play this excellent game yet, a how-to-play video can be found below

The Community

With each new city the game appears in comes a new community. These communities have led to friendships being made and teams being formed. These teams travel, compete, and meet other unique players. The Killer Queen community is vibrant, welcoming, and dedicated beyond all belief. The documentary will be telling the stories of players from Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, Charlotte, and Portland.  

The Players

Each of the players from these tight-knit communities has a story to tell. Their journey from new bee to competitor on the national stage wasn't without its ups and downs. These players breath Killer Queen, and with their passion come lifelong bonds. I'm inspired by each and every person I've met on the cabinets, and I hope you'll be as amazed by them as I am.

The Director

My name is Clarkson and I'm a video editor, content creator, voice actor, and gamer. I live in Baltimore, Maryland and own the Killer Queen cabinets located there. I love creating entertainment for people and believe in the power of cooperative play through video games and board games. 

Risks and challenges

The primary risks of this documentary include personal complications. I'll be traveling to the major national tournaments throughout 2019, and since I'll be creating this documentary alone, any time I can't travel or film will be missed opportunities to tell the story of the Killer Queen community. Additionally, I plan to commit to this project full time if it gets funded. I don't anticipate running out of funds before the completion of production, but that is a looming concern. Hardware failures are always possible as well, but I believe I've budgeted accordingly to handle any possible equipment that would need to be replaced.

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