is a roller coaster ride through game history, told by an array of historians, collectors, industry legends, and arcade fanatics.
This is the first documentary to tell the complete story – from the penny arcades of the early 1900s, through pinball’s glory days and the video generation, to the virtual reality rooms of today and beyond. The series puts you, the viewer, inside the games and the arcades of every era.
You’ll be transported through time as we show you the games, the arcade environment, and the stories of people who were there. We’ve uncovered the rare and the forgotten, machines rumored not to exist and tales that few people have heard. Arcade Dreams brings these stories to life like you’ve never seen before through unique animations, rare archival footage, and reenactments.