Playing Along: Docs About Gamers

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by Dewey Decimal Diver

Wizard modeBeing a gamer can challenge your cognitive ability and your dexterity, but it can also be a challenge to your social skills. How can gamers interact constructively with others while still maintaining their competitive edge? Check out these documentaries about various kinds of gamers.

Wizard Mode dvd coverWizard Mode” (2016)

This film is a candid personal perspective on autism through the life of one of the world’s greatest pinball players. The film follows Robert Gagno as he seeks to balance his quest to become a world pinball champion and his growing real world responsibilities, culminating at the largest pinball tournament in the world.

Gaming in Color DVD coverGaming in Color” (2015)

Diverse queer themes in game story lines and characters are an anomaly in the mainstream video game industry, and LGBTQ+ gamers have a higher chance of being mistreated in social games. This film explores how the community culture is shifting and the industry is diversifying, helping with queer visibility and acceptance of an LGBTQ+ presence.

King of Kong DVD coverKing of Kong” (2008)

In this film, an unprecedented rivalry rocks the electronic world to its core. We follow novice gamer Steve Wiebe on his quest to destroy the top score of gaming legend Billy Mitchell, the uncontested champion of the Donkey Kong world for over 20 years. Only one can truly claim the title King of Kong.

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