>> Friday, December 19, 2014
Unfortunately, the campaign was closed in November already (A pity they didn't look for the CD-i sources on the net like Black Moon...) and they only received 910 USD at the time of writing.
What was supposed to happen:
"I'm making this movie because we've never heard the other side of this story: the people who actually made the CD-I, and those weird Mario and Zelda games. What were their hopes, their dreams? Do they know that these games had inspired a devoted following, not the CD-I, but on YouTube? Legacy Code will tell the story of the Philips CD-I, from the people who were there at the beginning. It will also feature interviews with the cast and crew of its three most notorious games: Link: Faces of Evil, Zelda: Wand of Gamelon, and Hotel Mario. It will examine what paths they all took since then, and how they feel about their involvement in one of the most enduring internet memes of the last ten years.
This documentary will ask the people involved in the CD-I, and these games, how they feel about all this. Many of them are being asked for the very first time.
Here is a list of CD-I insiders who have expressed interest in being interviewed:
-Marc Graue (Voice of Mario and Luigi in Hotel Mario)
-Bonnie Jean Wilbur (Voice of Zelda in Faces of Evil and Wand of Gamelon)
-Jeffrey Rath (Voice of Link in Faces of Evil and Wand of Gamelon)
-Mark Berry (Voice of Ganon in Faces of Evil and Wand of Gamelon)
-Tony Trippi (Composer for Faces of Evil and Wand of Gamelon)
-Kathy Swain (Effects and Animation on Hotel Mario)
-Terry O'Brien (Effects and Animation on Hotel Mario)
-Igor Razboff (Animation producer for the games)
-Bill Havlicek (Audio producer on Faces of Evil and Wand of Gamelon)
-Keith Lehman (Developer on the "Green Book", the set of standards for all Philips CD-I content)
-Mark Sprague (Spinnaker Software, a key CD-I developer)
-Laura Cohen (President, Philips Interactive, North American Division)
-Dave McElhatten (President, Philips Interactive, Games Division)
-Sarina Simon (President, Philips Interactive, Children's Division)
-Bernard Luskin (President, Philips Interactive, Educational Division)"
Still, it seems some interviews are still going to happen:
"With the campaign over, I would like to update you on the status of Legacy Code.Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who donated to this project. The story of Legacy Code deserves to be shared, and rest assured, I will continue to move forward in telling it. Unfortunately, telling that story as a documentary will not be possible at this time. My funding goal was designed to pay for airfare and local film crews, and without those funds, I cannot be confident that the final product is something I would be comfortable with sharing. That does not, however, mean Legacy Code is over. Far from it. Here's what's going to happen:
This year, I will be teaming up again with a sponsor to interview FOUR voice actors from the CD-I's most notorious games. In Los Angeles, I will sit down with Mark Graue, voice of Mario and Luigi in Hotel Mario, and Mark Berry, voice of Ganon in the Zelda CD-I games. The interview will be live-streamed to YouTube, and we might incorporate a Reddit AMA so you can ask them questions. If that goes well, we'll do it again in Boston with the voice actors for Zelda and Link. As mentioned above, these interviews will be supported by a video game sponsor, the crowdfunding money will not be used for them. I will be interviewing the other Philips CD-I insiders, for a multi-part, in-depth blog on the history of the console. It will have insight from all the people I had hopes to interview for the documentary, sharing their stories. The blog will be hosted on a popular game development website (TBA). "
Maybe we'll see the author, Nicholas Bernhard, back soon next year.