New Documentary Series “Outerlands” Looks at History and Culture of Gaming, Starts Kickstarter Campaign

on January 17, 2014 7:17 AM

Gaming has had its time on the big (and small screen) with plenty of films and documentaries related to it, such as 2012’s Indie Game: The Movie. But, the team over at AREA 5 seem to have something of a larger scope in mind with their latest project, Outerlands.

Formerly of video game-related online series like The 1UP Show and CO-OP, along with independently produced documentary series on video games like I Am Street Fighter and Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us, San Francisco-based video production team AREA 5 has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming documentary series, Outerlands.

Taking a rather comprehensive look at the history and culture of video games (along with those who make them), the Kickstarter campaign calls for a $210,000 goal to cover all expenses of production for the project, with various rewards for those that donate at the different-leveled tiers (digital downloads, producer’s credits, etc.). The Kickstarter campaign mentions that this first iteration is Outerlands: Season One, with the first season comprising of six 42-60 minute episodes, with the potential for more episodes if the stretch goals are met.

You can check out more info about AREA 5’s Outerlands documentary series here, and take a look at the trailer for the series below:

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.