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Romero, Bleszinski, And More Look Back At The Golden Age Of PC Platformers

by Brian Shea on Sep 27, 2016 at 05:00 AM

In support of its indie partner Kickstarter campaign for Rad Rodgers, an Apogee-style 2D platformer, 3D Realms has released a mini-documentary looking back at the peak of the side-scrolling platformer genre. The mini-doc features such developers as John Romero, Cliff Bleszinski, Tom Hall, Bill McIntosh, and Scott Miller.

While Mario might be the first name that pops in your head when you think of 2D platformers, the genre extends way beyond Nintendo's mascot. This mini-doc brings up the impact Mario had on the genre, but it focuses on the PC side of things with games like Commander Keen, Jazz Jackrabbit, and Abuse.

You can check out the mini-doc below.

The Kickstarter campaign this documentary is in support of, Rad Rodgers, is a project from Interceptor Entertainment. It is currently closing in on its funding goal of $50,000 with 8 days to go. For more on that game, you can see the reveal trailer below.