I grew up playing video games, as many in my generation did. One of the most successful games was a very approachable one: a party game called Smash Brothers. You select a famous Nintendo character like Mario and duke it out with up to 3 friends. Most people just played for fun, but some played enough to discover a secret about the game - there were glitches.
The physics engine allowed players to exploit artifacts which sped the game into a fast-paced, high pressure fighting game. The best were the eccentric ones, the shy ones, the aggressively dominant and the mind-bendingly strategic.
These teenagers suddenly found themselves fighting for thousands of dollars under harsh pressure and dealt with tragedy and adversity on the way. The emotional journey from noob to pro left some jaded, some rich and others on a new track to find meaning in their adult lives.
In this 8-part series, we want to tell these untold stories. Those of the Smash Brothers.
We produced a pilot episode for your benefit, as well as a detailed breakdown of where your money will go in the production process. Thank you!
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