Here is the story behind one of the most successful video game franchises of all time…but to see the rest this film needs funding. To contribute please visit their IndieGogo campaign page HERE.
“In the early 1990s, the skateboard industry went through a major crisis. The popularity of the sport was on the decline and the certainty of its future was unknown. Just a few years later, that was about to change, when the X-Games came into play. In August 1999 skateboarding found itself on a new rise when Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was released for the Playstation and sold 9 million copies worldwide. What followed was a franchise, which resulted in 18 games over the course of 16 years. Over 30 million copies of the Tony Hawk games were sold and skateboarding had suddenly become more popular than ever in the early 2000s. It was on TV, it was in toy stores, and finally it was on video game store shelves.
The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game series goes down in history as one of the most successful video game franchises ever. Pro Skater 2 is recognized as the second best video game of all time by Metacritic. The series impacted skateboarding and lifted the industry to an all time high. It inspired people to skate all across the globe. Pretending I’m a Superman examines the untold story of the team of developers and skaters that created the series and the cultural phenomenon that ensued.”
Its super underrated how influential this game was to the skating back in the day (think acceptance not participation). If you know anyone that grew up playing untold hours of Tony Hawk, please send this over for nostalgia’s sake. Hope this gets funded, would love to watch the full length.