Gameumentary is a gaming website that has been gaining some traction in recent months, but it really made a splash with the release of its first short documentary on the history of Runic Games. Their first foray into the world of video game documentaries is really impressive - and free! Their documentary keeps things brief, but to the point over the course of its 27-minute runtime.
Gameumentary's mission statement tells the world that their goal is "to create a website that tackled modern games journalism from a new perspective, one that was wholly unique from what any other site was doing. We’re making a conscious choice to give our readers something entirely different than what they’re used to seeing."
To that end, their Runic Games documentary focuses on the story of how Marsh Lefler managed to keep his team together after the collapse of Flagship Studios and create Torchlight. The aftermath of how Torchlight sold and what the studio did after that are equally fascinating. The documentary also heavily features gameplay and information about the studio's upcoming title Hob.
Hob is an homage to The Legend of Zelda, Shadow of the Colossus, Journey, and many others. It focuses on the adventures of a strange protagonist with a mechanical arm as it explores a strange world populated by bizarre and endearing creatures that exist alongside occult machinery. The documentary delves into the nitty gritty of game development like the art direction, sound design, and gameplay creation.
This is the stuff that's rarely pushed out into the gaming world, so check it out if you have time. I heartily recommend it if you have a half-hour to spare. You can watch the documentary in its entirety below.
While no release date has been given for Hob, the title will be hitting the PlayStation 4 and PC.