THE NAME OF THE GAME
FINLAND - FRANCE - UNITED KINGDOM - UNITED STATES 96 MIN, 2018
Name of the Game is a comedic documentary about the team-up between the oldest Finnish indie game developer Housemarque and American arcade era legend Eugene Jarvis on their three year struggle to create a spiritual successor to one of Jarvis’ smash hit games of the 80’s, Robotron.
PAUL J. VOGEL
Paul J. Vogel is a multi-award-winning Finnish-American filmmaker currently living in Los Angeles. Before moving to Los Angeles in 2016, Vogel held several roles at his production company, including CEO, creative director, writer and producer. Currently, he is putting the finishing touches to a feature romcom script Tenerife with his longtime co-writer Heikki Kareranta and finishing his studies at USC School of Cinematic Arts.
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The setup we have in The Name of the Game is ridiculously delicious. On one hand, we have a group of enthusiastic young game developers, who dare to put everything on the lane to make the project of their dreams come true with their childhood hero. And on the other, we have a legendary veteran game dev, unsure of his relevance, making efforts to climb back into the spotlight. We have an interesting mix of different personalities with different strengths and weaknesses whose victories the audience can cheer and whose losses they can mourn.
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