The POWER GLOVE.

1989. In an era of Nintendo-mania, toymaker giant Mattel unleashes a bold technological experiment to an eager public. The POWER GLOVE: the first video game controller that allows players to operate Nintendo games with intuitive hand gestures.

Despite immense hype surrounding its release, the product is a critical failure, disappointing thousands of children with its subpar gameplay. More than two decades later, however, dedicated fans continue to repurpose the Power Glove for art pieces, hacking projects, electronic music, and more.

For the first time ever: the story behind the world’s most notorious video game controller.

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Interview & Kickstarter

Hi everyone,

We recently sat down for an in-depth interview with Damien McFerran of NintendoLife.  You can read the interview here.  It's good stuff!

Also, we’re hard at work on our upcoming Kickstarter campaign, so be sure to check back for more updates in the coming weeks.  If you have any interesting or funny suggestions for Kickstarter rewards, send them our way!

Happy Saturday!

  

Media Update

Hi friends,

It's been a fun couple of days for The Power of Glove.  Our trailer was linked by MTV, Popular Science, Kotaku, GameSpot, NintendoLife, Relevant Magazine, Polygon, A.V. Club, and many others.  We were also interviewed by Angela Watercutter from WIRED, and her article is a real treat.  Check it out here.

If you haven't yet done so, please like our page on Facebook.  It'll be the best way for us to keep you filled in on updates.

As always, keep glovin'!
Andrew

Welcome to the new TPOG site

Welcome to the brand new website for The Power of Glove, a documentary we’ve been working on for nearly a year now.  We’re really proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish so far, and we’re very excited about the future of the project.  There’s so much we’ve uncovered about the fascinating history of the Power Glove, and we’re learning new things every day.

We sure hope you’ll be keeping an eye out for further updates about TPOG; we’ll be posting more content on this site in the near future.  Thanks so much for visiting, and if the mood strikes you, please drop us a line with any comments, questions, suggestions, or just to say hello.

Peace & Glove!
Adam, Andrew, & Paula