Gameumentary was launched on January 1st, 2017 with the goal of telling the stories behind the games we play. The site was founded by Nick Calandra after selling OnlySP to Enthusiast Gaming at the end of 2016. A core team of writers from OnlySP joined Gameumentary at the beginning to build an outlet that focused purely on quality over quantity. The team started to produce a wide-range of feature stories about developers and the games they were making in a longform format. During this time, Calandra and former Lead Media Producer, Kyle Bailey, we’re also working on a side-project: A documentary film about Runic Games.
The team flew out in secret to Runic Games in Seattle in March of 2017 to film the site’s first documentary. That documentary was later released on the Gameumentary YouTube channel near the end of May 2017, and in August the crew made their way out to Boston, Massachussetts to film a second documentary on The Deep End Games. At the same time a Kickstarter campaign was running to help fund a number of other documentary projects, including documentaries on both the Darksiders franchise and Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The Kickstarter campaign successfully met its goal of $22,000 on August 30th, 2017.
Kickstarter Funded Documentaries
- The Deep End Games / Perception
- Runic Games
- Battle Chasers: Nightwar
- Outpost Games / SOS
- Jesper Kyd
- Remembering Dead Space with Former Members of Visceral Games
- Designing the Opening Level of Bioshock with Bill Gardner
- Joe Madureira – From Comics to Games
- Gunfire Games
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance
- Helm Systems
- The Miami Indie Game Scene
On July 16th, 2018 it was officially announced that Gameumentary had agreed to a two year contract with Enthusiast Gaming to continue producing documentaries. The first documentary from this deal will cover the history of Larian Studios and the development of Divinity: Original Sin.