I envisioned possibly doing some documentary about arcades some time back. I even did some small bit of checkaround research on them. I was much more entranced by text adventures, of course, since that’s a pretty big challenge and there was a lot to consider in making a video documentary. So I’ve been working on GET LAMP and occasionally doing some inquiries regarding the arcade stuff. —Jason Scott —Arcade: The Documentary (ASCII by Jason Scott)
I just ordered a copy of Scott’s documentary BBS (or, to be more accurate, I submitted a budget request for it). I do hope he’ll be able to get his fancy camera into Colossal Cave. Meanwhile, the arcade project sounds like another brilliant idea.