The latest documentary from fighting game community storytellers Hold Back to Block chronicles the creation of Them’s Fighting Herds, a fighter that started as a My Little Pony fan game before a Hasbro cease and desist took it in a new and different direction. It’s one of my favorite fan game stories ever.
Team SoloMid is producing an episodic documentary about the controversial Super Smash Bros. Melee pro William “Leffen” Hjelte, whom they sponsor. So far, it’s a candid look at the Hjelte’s approach to the game and how the community’s received him.
From the makers of The Smash Brothers, Metagame, a documentary about the “Gods of Melee,” is coming this Winter. The film follows the rise of Smash heroes Mango, Armada and PPMD as they amass fame championing a 15-year-old fighting game. An excerpt dropped late last week and it looks great: