Last Updated on June 25, 2023
It’s been in development for some years, but the FPS documentary is almost ready for release.
On July 6th, 2023, the final sale for inclusion in the film will be opened, enabling you to get your name included in the credit list. CreatorVC studios has not revealed the final release of the documentary, but it can’t be much longer now.
Launched as an Indiegogo project in 2021, FPS: First Person Shooter (subtitled: “The Definitive FPS Documentary”) raised £186,606 GBP (from 2,372 backers) plus £113,846 GBP on another platform (with 1,492 backers). it is described as “The ultimate celebration of the FPS genre, packed with exclusive interviews from the greatest cast of industry experts ever assembled, including John Romero, John Carmack, Warren Spector, Cliff Bleszinski, Scott Miller, and more.”
You can expect discussion about everything from Wolfenstein 3D and Duke Nukem 3D to Halo, DOOM, Half-Life, and much more, from the documentary’s impressive collection of guests.
What does the FPS documentary cover?
Meanwhile, the film explores:
- The groundbreaking technological milestones – such as raycasting, online multiplayer deathmatch, and discrete 3D graphics cards – that drove huge advances in design and graphics.
- The evolution of gameplay design and mechanics, including innovations such as free aiming, regenerating health, interactive cutscenes, dual-wielding, kill streaks, and more.
- The incredible worldbuilding and level design that led to the creation of immersive worlds such as Rapture, Dunwall, City 17, and many more.
- The classic FPS revival and the return of the 90s-style shooter in games such as Dusk, Ion Fury, and Prodeus, and the revisiting of early genre stars such as Doom and Wolfenstein.
- The emergence of LAN parties and their growth from college dorms and internet cafes to the earliest days of QuakeCon, laying the foundations for the growing eSports scene.
- The huge contribution of modding and total conversions to the genre, from Final Doom, Aliens TC and Action Quake 2 to Team Fortress, Counter-Strike and Garry’s Mod.
- The world of speedrunning and its growth from the earliest of Doom speedruns to its highly competitive scene today.
While the film looks well worth the wait, this is a final opportunity to have some involvement. Get your name in the credits of the FPS documentary at fpsdoc.com.
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