Much like the video rental store, the video game store is surely soon to fall to the era of digital media. Not For Resale: A Video Game Store Documentary tells the story behind the future of brick and mortar stores and the final days of physical games. Check out a trailer for it below.
Not For Resale is currently in mid-production with an expected 2018 release date. The Boston-based team of Fool’s Errand Productions currently has an IndieGoGo campaign for $12,000 to finish the project.
Synopsis: Not For Resale is a feature documentary focused on mom and pop video game stores and the final days of physical media. A study on the transition of video games from tangible products to virtual goods, Not For Resale examines the topics of ownership and the future of digital distribution. Through interviews with the Library of Congress, leading video game developers, and countless independent game store owners, Not For Resale explores the history of these shops and seeks to understand how net neutrality and the battle between licensing and ownership will shape the consumption of new media in the future.
The film is being made by Kevin J. James who serves as director, producer and editor, Thomas Chalifour as the Director of Photography and Producer and Brendan Mertens also serves as a Producer.