Site Network Movies Fan Submission Community Media Games News
There are 11 users online.
Username: Password: Save:
MK Online    News    News Index
Join MK Online Free or become a Flawless Member for special benefits.
Top MKX Discussions
04/15/2015 Kommunity: Mortal Kombat X Frequently Asked Questions
04/14/2015 Mortal Kombat X Officially Released Today!
04/10/2015 MKX Mobile Exclusive Farmer Jax & Ninja Mime Skins
04/08/2015 Mortal Kombat X Mobile Hits App Stores!
03/21/2015 Mortal Kombat X: The Kombat Pack Trailer
02/27/2015 Mortal Kombat X: Story Trailer
02/06/2015 Mortal Kombat X: Next Generation Trailer
02/04/2015 Mortal Kombat X: Kollectors Edition - Full Details
01/14/2015 Kitana Returns in Packed Mortal Kombat X Gameplay Trailer
09/05/2014 Mortal Kombat X Release Date & Pre-Order Announcement - Goro!
08/31/2014 Who's Next? 6 Character Boot Teaser Sparks Footprint Analysis
06/08/2014 Whos Next? Ed Boons Mortal Kombat X Character Deadpool!
06/02/2014 Whos Next? - Mortal Kombat X Reveal Trailer

Register to join. Share stories via @MK_Online & Facebook.

MK Online User Poll

Best Guest?
Predator (50.1%)
Jason Voorhees (12.1%)
Freddy Kreuger (8.6%)
Kratos (15.2%)
DC Universe (13.7%)

Forum Listings

MK Online Site Updates
  • July 29th, 2015
    Insert Coin: Midway Games Documentary Seeks Crowd Funding [Read On]
  • July 28th, 2015
    Evo 2015: Top 100 Mortal Kombat X Championship Players [Read On]
  • July 27th, 2015
    Support Mounts for Mortal Kombat Encyclopaedia [Read On]
  • July 26th, 2015
    Mod Koms: Fan Recreates Pit 3 Arena for Oculus Rift [Read On]
  • July 26th, 2015
    John Vogel Spins Tangled Tales in Webcomic Skitter [Read On]

Site Themes
You must be logged in to
select themes.

MKO on Twitter

Read More
Who's Next?
Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2015!
Insert Coin: Midway Games Documentary Seeks Crowd Funding
07/29/2015 10:14 AM :: Posted at 10:14 AM EST by Mick-Lucifer

In 2009, Midway Games filed for bankruptcy. "11" was to be the final chapter for a developer whose reign in the American video games market lasted twenty-one years. Throughout this time, there were many spectacular successes, and that's what former Midway Developer Joshua Tsui hopes to revisit with his film: Insert Coin!

Speaking to Mortal Kombat Online, Tsui explained the origins of the project, "I got to thinking about how game development used to be for arcades and realized that nobody has ever put something together about that era. My hope is that I can weave together all the various stories of the games together and give people an overview of one of the most incredible eras and companies in video games."

The documentary project intends to revisit arcade gaming's wild west of the early nineties: in particular - the revolution sparked by Midway Games and the chain of breakout titles they produced!

Which titles will the documentary feature? Separating one success from another is difficult, as Tsui explained; "NARC influenced Terminator 2, influencing NBA Jam, then [Mortal Kombat], and so on."

The dominant franchises are all there as part of the grand story of Midway! They'll be laid as bare as possible by behind-the-scenes footage, and first-hand accounts from the developers who were there, Joshua Tsui included. Don't expect just the same old stories, though. The film will also dig deeper into titles that were never released, and expose never-before-seen footage. "My goal is to find the stories about production and the little things that the team did to make the games so much better than others of its kind back then."

The working title of Insert Coin is a fitting one for a documentary both about arcade gaming -- and currently seeking crowd sourced funding for completion.

Fans who hope to own this piece of gaming history should be encouraged to contribute to the Insert Coin Kickstarter campaign, with backer rewards beginning at $15. They include: Blu-Ray copies of the finished product signed by Mortal Kombat's John Tobias (Co-Creator) and Kerri Hoskins (MK3 Sonya); Thank You Credits in the film, a t-shirt, and other bonuses.

The Kickstarter effort has 19 days remaining on a target of $75,000. Funds will cover costs associated with travel, filming and production. At the time of this writing, Insert Coin has reached $40,000.

Mortal Kombat Online will feature a full interview with Joshua Tsui discussing the project, and his past with Midway, soon. You can follow the documentary @insertcoindoc. Show your support by liking and sharing this story via @MK_Online, Facebook and sharing your thoughts on the forums! Find more in the Interview Archive!

Comments Post New Comment E-mail to a friend
MK Online Headlines
Past Headlines
7/28/2015Evo 2015: Top 100 Mortal Kombat X Championship Players[Read On]
7/27/2015Support Mounts for Mortal Kombat Encyclopaedia[Read On]
7/26/2015Mod Koms: Fan Recreates Pit 3 Arena for Oculus Rift[Read On]
7/26/2015John Vogel Spins Tangled Tales in Webcomic Skitter[Read On]
7/23/2015Electronic Sports League to Introduce Player Drug Testing[Read On]
7/22/2015Rumor Mill: Is a Klassic Arena Returning Soon in Mortal Kombat X?[Read On]
7/21/2015MKX DLC: Tremor Kombat Kast Developer Stream - Today![Read On]
7/20/2015Evo 2015: MKX Demands Attention at World Championship[Read On]
7/20/2015Evo 2015: Klassic Kombatants Rocked in MKX Tremor Trailer[Read On]
7/19/2015Evo 2015: Tremor Trailer to Debut During Mortal Kombat X Finals[Read On]

MK Online Featured User



Country: Canada
Occupation:Security Guard

User is Currently :: Offline
© 1998-2015 Mortal Kombat Online. All rights reserved. Read our Privacy Policy.
Mortal Kombat, the dragon logo and all character names are trademarks and copyright of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.