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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Heart Of Neon – A Documentary About A Life In Video Games

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My name is Paul Docherty, but in the 1980s I was better known as Dokk, back when I was a graphics artist for video games on the 8-bit home computers.  I’m a filmmaker now, and I’m deep in the editing of HEART OF NEON, a feature documentary about legendary game designer Jeff Minter and the art of video game design.

Jeff (a.k.a. Yak the Hairy, a.k.a. The Stinky Ox) and his programming partner, Ivan Zorzin (a.k.a. Giles the Goat) have been incredibly generous to grant me remarkable access to the behind-the-scenes world of Llamasoft, the video game company Jeff started in 1982. The Llamasoft story spans almost the entire history of home video game entertainment, and, as an independent video game developer, Jeff Minter has a unique perspective on that history.

I go into much more detail about why I’m making this project here.

I want to bring you along for the journey, and have you share in the adventure with me. I need your help to find the last pieces of funding to get the film ready for the big screen, and to prove to distributors that Jeff has an enthusiastic following that will come out to support the film.

That is why I have set up this Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign for HEART OF NEON, where supporters of this project can pledge funds toward the completion of this film.

As of September 18th, this project has raised $18,000 of their $102,000 goal. This project has 24 days left to raise the $102,000 or it will not be funded.  For a pledge of $1, you will get project updates.  For a pledge of $12, you will get a digital download of the movie.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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