The Power of Glove, a feature documentary about the infamous Nintendo Power Glove, was released on September 19 via iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, Steam, and DVD.
The Power of Glove is a documentary chronicling the history & legacy of the notoriously “bad” Nintendo Power Glove, the first mass-marketed gesture-based video game controller. Released by Mattel in 1989, the Power Glove was the brainchild of the optimistic pioneers of the 1980s virtual reality frontier, and it was hyped as a revolutionary device that would change the way humans interact with computers. Unfortunately, we humans were in for disappointment, since most kids & critics thought the Power Glove just plain sucked. The reality didn’t live up to its hype, and it was quickly relegated to bargain bins as a worthless gimmick. Nearly three decades after its release, however, a small but dedicated fanbase has brought new life to the Power Glove by hacking & repurposing it into musical instruments, art projects, virtual reality devices, and a slew of other creative ends.
Featuring original music by Magic Sword and never-before-seen interviews with the original creators of the Power Glove & its modern-day repurposers, The Power of Glove is a gripping story over 30 years in the making.
Directed by Andrew Austin & Adam Ward
Produced by Andrew Austin, Adam Ward, & Paula Kosowski
Original Music by Magic Sword
ABOUT THE FILM:
An independent passion project years in the making, The Power of Glove was partially funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, and the film has enjoyed a successful festival run over the past two years, including screenings at the New Orleans Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, and RiverRun International Film Festival. The film has also garnered positive reviews from websites such as Polygon, Film School Rejects, and Geek.com
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Clip from Film: https://vimeo.com/195558710
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