Critical Path

Critical Path is a video project recently announced by Artifact Studios. The website has a slew of interview snippets with many of the game industry’s best-known game developers and is worth checking out.

Supposedly the project will end up as a single documentary that combines all of the interviews into a film about gaming as a whole. Their tagline is, “Explore the art, philosophy, politics and psychology of video games with some of the medium’s most influential designers and visionaries”.

Clicking around on several of the interviews is a bit more of a snooze than I would’ve anticipated, but some are interesting. I hope the project doesn’t end up as an industry-congratulatory or “thoughtfully informative representation” type of piece. Hopefully they’ve gathered some informed opinions on the current chaos in the industry and how digital distribution and discovery (or lack thereof) are transforming everything.