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1h 42m Documentary 2020

The oral history of a team of geeks and misfits in the back of a Chicago factory creating the biggest video games of all time.

INSERT COIN The Midway Chronicles is the amazing behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest video game studios of all time – Midway Games. Led by the “godfather of video games” Eugene Jarvis, the company pioneered the concept of live action gaming, kickstarting a new arcade boom and grossing billions of dollars in the process with massive hits like Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam – franchises still popular today.

Through intimate and often hilarious interviews with the people who were there, we witness how a small, tight-knit group of friends deal with next level success and the roller coaster ride that comes with it.


Joshua Y. Tsui




United States

Bonus Content



Q&A with director Josh Tsui and former Midway Games developers Sal DiVita and Mark Turmell, moderated by ESPN host Arda Ocal

Polygon QA


Q&Al with director Josh Tsui, author Ernest Cline, Robotron and Defender creator Eugene Jarvis and NBA Jam co-creator Mark Turmell hosted by Polygon’s Charlie Hall

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