“Growing The 8 Bit Generation” has been in the works for quite awhile and now the creators of this awesome documentary project have started the Kickstarter campaign:
A little bit about the movie taken from the Kickstarter page:
8bit Generation is a labor of love, from people who love the 8bit era, for people who are passionate or simply curious about it
8bit is a generation of machines, both computer and videogames, based on 8bit microprocessors starting from the early 70’s all the way to the end of the 80’s, often defined by blocky graphics, few colors, simple sounds and weird case designs.
In the documentary there are many Commodore Computer and other luminaries and retro pioneers such as:
- David Crane co-founded Activision along with Alan Miller, Jim Levy, Bob Whitehead, and Larry Kaplan
- Bil Herd designed the Commodore 128
- Joe Decuir helped design, build, and produce the Atari 2600
- Stephan Gary “Woz” Wozniak – founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs
- Al Charpentier – The MOS Technology head of design
- Charles Ingerham “Chuck” Peddle – Main designer of the MOS 6502 microprocessor
- Jeff ‘Yak’ Minter – Video game designer and programmer
- Andy Finkel – Was in charge of the Commodore VIC20 and C64 software library
- Michael Tomczyk – Development and marketing of the Commodore VIC-20
- Commodore founder Jack Tramiel and his son Leonard Tramiel
You can follow along with the progress of this project on the Official Growing The 8 Bit Generation Kickstarter page.
Special thanks go out to Robert Bernardo of the Fresno Commodore User Group for the heads up on this project.