The beloved Nintendo 64 shooter GoldenEye 007 turns 20 this year, but Bond’s best video game outing probably won’t receive the celebration it deserves. Despite being one of the most influential games of all time, GoldenEye likely won’t be getting a re-release, remake, or really any sort of official acknowledgement this year.
Thankfully, an Australian team is looking to put together a film celebrating the history and impact of GoldenEye 007. Here’s how Rollercoaster Films describes GoldenEra, which is looking for $85,000 on Indiegogo:
“In 2017 our team began work on a documentary about the GoldenEye 007 for N64, a game that changed the way we play video games. We have interviewed GoldenEye developers, as well as many industry experts from IGN, Kotaku, GameSpot and Good Game. What we found was a story that’s even more fascinating than we hoped. Which is why we’re asking for your help to take the project to the next level and capture many more stories and create the documentary this game deserves.
Over the course of the film we'll delve into just how the young and inexperienced team at Rare managed to overcome so many challenges to create arguably the most revered and influential console shooter of all time. We’ll also explore the personal anecdotes of the game's developers, critics, fans and celebrities discussing how it shaped them and their lives. GoldenEra celebrates the game that revolutionized the way we play together, in bedrooms, dorm rooms with friends and family around the world.”
The making of GoldenEye 007 really is a fascinating story. It was created by a tiny team of only nine developers, eight of which had never worked on a game before, and they had to fight both the higher ups at Rare and Nintendo every step of the way. The game was almost cancelled numerous times, and a lot of its most innovative features, like multiplayer, were created almost by accident. A documentary about the making of GoldenEye could potentially be great, although I can’t say for sure how this specific one will turn out.
If you’d like to help GoldenEra get made, you can chip in, right here.