This Nineties Documentary On Gaming Careers Will Make You Cringe
“Sega these days might as well be spelled B-A-N-K, for bank, and Sonic might as well be spelled M-O-N-E-Y.” So says Ron Barber, then president of Takeoff Multimedia, as he describes the allure of getting a career in videogames. We like how he made sure we knew he was spelling “bank.”
Yes, it’s another totally radical Nineties video, showing the inner workings of Sega during the peak of its powers – judging by the products in development, we’re guessing this is late 1994. But to get to all the juicy historical fun, you’ll need to suffer through bizarre video effects, some utterly terrifying Sonic and Tails statues, and cringe-inducing dialogue aimed at persuading sceptical teachers that this whole thing is worthwhile.
Of course, it is worthwhile if you like seeing how games were made a couple of decades ago – you can see Comix Zone being developed, amongst other games.