Retrogaming Made in France

by Jean-Martial Lefranc
2019
Institut français program
Binge

This captivating narrative delves into the origins of the video game industry in France, presented in ten episodes, each featuring a cult game. The creators of these games, as well as renowned YouTuber Benzaie, provide insightful commentary, offering a fresh perspective on these vintage games from a bygone era.

Update : 29/08/2023
Online experience
Screen, Computer, Smartphone, Tablet, Video projector
Suitable for all audiences
5 minute(s)
French, French
Contact for distribution

Technical conditions

Online experience
Experience
Interactivity
Linear
Duration
5 minute(s)
Audience
Categories
Suitable for all audiences
Prices
Free/fee
Free (for private broadcasting only)
This creation is part of the Binge catalog initiated by the Institut français Find out more
Languages
Original language
French
Dubbing
Subtitles
French
Team
Material
Equipment
Screen ; Computer (Mac, Windows) ; Smartphone (Android, Nintendo Switch) ; Tablet (Android, iOS) ; Video projector
Internet connection
Not required to broadcast the artwork

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"Retrogaming Made in France" is not just another retro gaming series, it's the first of its kind - 100% retro gaming, 100% French. But more importantly, it's a series that offeres an authentic glimpse into the rich history of video games in France. 

From Philippe Ulrich and "Captain Blood", Eric Chahi and "Another World", Eric Raynal and "Alone in the Dark", Paul Cuisset with "Les Voyageurs du temps", to Benoit Sokal and "Syberia" - behind the creation of these iconic hits, lies the untold story of the struggles and challenges faced by the creators. From navigating the complexities of evolving technology to dealing with the tensions between creators and producers, and most importantly, the radical eccentricity that allowed these "video game darlings" to make their mark on the international stage. 

This series offers offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the scene that contributed to the rise of a new art form, showcasing the remarkable achievements and indelible impact of French video game creators.

 

Teaser (FR)

Credits

Direction
J L
Direction
Jean-Martial Lefranc
Production-distribution
D
Broadcasting
Drôle de Trame
A
Production
ARTE France
D
Production
Drôle de Trame
B
Partnerships and development
BnF
C
Partnerships and development
Cité des Sciences
F
Partnerships and development
Forum des Images
 
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