Magic: The Gathering is getting a documentary, entitled Igniting the Glow, The Story of Magic: The Gathering, narrating the game’s history because its 1993 release.
The Toys That Made Us manufacturer Brian Stillman will be co-directing together with Kelly Slagle, who contributed to the development of a documentary about Dungeons & Dragons called Of Dice and Men. In the manufacturer’s function is Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of The Nacelle Business and the very same guy behind Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us and The Motion Pictures That MadeUs All informed, it sounds like the best team to cover Magic’s 25- plus-year history.
“Magic: The Gathering is a classic success story, a homegrown game that came from nowhere and achieved worldwide success,” stated Stillman and Slagle in a news release. “It’s brought joy to millions of people and along the way completely transformed the game industry. We can’t wait to tell this story.”
Magic was produced by mathematician-turned-game- designer Richard Garfield, and first released by Wizards of the Coast. The game promoted the collectible card game format, triggering contemporary games like Hearthstone and Gwent in addition to numerous other tabletopgames Over 50 growths– described as “sets” of cards– have actually been produced for the game ever since. Current numbers from the publisher suggest that more than 35 million individuals have actually played the game worldwide.
Magic: The Gathering has long had a competitive professional circuit. Now that professional circuit is itself transitioning to the digital space with Magic: The Gathering Arena, a digital version of the cardgame The 26th Magic World Championship is simply around the corner, with $1 million on the line.
No release platform or date has actually been revealed yet, however with Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo working on a Magic: The Gathering Netflix show, the future of Magic media is look excellent.