Posted on Monday 23rd Jul 2012 at 11:13 AM UTC

Huge cast of industry elite star in game dev 'open documentary'

John Carmack, Will Wright, Cliff Bleszinski and Hideo Kojima open up on games design philosophies

Thirty-seven games design and development luminaries are contributing to a new 'open documentary' project called Critial Path, a series of videos intended to look at developers as innovators and influencers of culture.

John Carmack
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The likes of Nolan Bushnell, Ken Levine and Richard Hilleman will share their views on the art, philosophy, politics and psychology of video games, with their views expressed in an online archive found on

The project, which essentially splits open documentary segments into bitesize interviews, has been in production for about two years.

A statement from Los Angeles entertainment group Artifact claims that user feedback will influence future interviews, "which will be added to the archive on an ongoing basis".

The teaser trailer of the new project can be found here.

Critical Path full cast:

Featured in trailer (in order of appearance):

  • Chris Hecker
  • Cliff Bleszinski
  • Frank Lantz
  • Will Wright
  • Nolan Bushnell
  • Jason Rohrer
  • Ken Levine
  • Sid Meier
  • Warren Spector
  • John Carmack
  • Todd Howard
  • Hideo Kojima
  • Stig Asmussen
  • Rhianna Pratchett
  • Joseph Staten
  • Clint Hocking
  • Richard Hilleman
  • Rod Humble
Also appearing:
  • Ian Bogost
  • David Cage
  • Jenova Chen
  • Denis Dyack
  • Toby Gard
  • Richard Garriott
  • Toru Iwatani
  • David Jones
  • Raph Koster
  • David Littman
  • Jordan Mechner
  • Peter Molyneux
  • Ray Muzyka
  • Yoshinori Ono
  • Rob Pardo
  • Kellee Santiago
  • Tim Schafer
  • Susan Wu
  • Greg Zeschuk
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