Mr. Nolan Bushnell

What can I say…this interview was a surreal moment in my life and a big part of my inspiration for doing this documentary.  I’ve been playing video games since I can remember and like most people my age I have very fond memories of my Atari 2600 and local arcade (aka “Pizza Hut”) filled with Atari game cabinets.  Needless to say it was a real thrill to have the opportunity to meet and talk with the man responsible for not only the formation and fame of the 1st globally recognized “video game company” (Atari, Inc.) but widely accepted as the father of video games in general. We spoke about everything from the inspiration for PONG to his ultimate exit from Atari, his relationship with Steve Jobs, his biggest hopes & fears for gaming and where he sees the industry headed.  Something I didn’t foresee was our conversation deep diving into ambition, the philosophy of gameplay and his take on “flow” in gaming.  Nolan is a supremely interesting guy and my admiration for him has only grown after spending some time behind the camera with him.  I can’t wait for us to start editing his interview into our finished film. Video Clip coming soon here in the video section of our site so check back!


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