Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed by Jeremy Snead

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Season 1 episodes (8)

1 Education, Mocap & Hospitals
Michael Rooker begins his journey through the world of motion and performance capture specifically for video games. Sean Astin visits two premiere game design schools located at the New York Film Academy and the Los Angeles Film School. Zelda Williams ventures to Children's Hospital Los Angeles to learn how gaming is being used for pain management, rehabilitation, and therapy for child patients.
2 History, Esports (Part 1), & Performance
Tom Arnold takes a trip through gaming's past, present, and future. Actress and YouTube celebrity Meghan "Strawburry17" Camarena, begins an epic journey into the exciting world of esports. Michael Rooker continues his performance capture education through hands-on demos.
3 Game Journalism, Nintendo & Violence
Sean Astin journeys into the world of gaming journalism and meets with industry godfather Nolan Bushnell. Alison Haislip receives unprecedented access to Nintendo's top executives, including legendary creator of Super Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto. Matt Walsh sits down with doctors, psychologists, and industry experts to explore one of the most controversial topics in gaming.
4 Esports (Part 2), Franchises & Rehabilitation
Meghan Camarena continues her epic esports journey. Tom Arnold dives into modern game development, exploring mega franchises Call of Duty, Tomb Raider, and Angry Birds. Zelda Williams concludes her exploration of gaming in hospitals by discussing game play benefits with doctors.
5 Game Brain, Production & Gearbox
Michael Rooker wraps up his exploration of the performance capture process and gets one-on-one with industry mega-publisher, Capcom. Matt Walsh delves even deeper into the effects gaming has on our brains, our behavior, and the world around us. Enter Penn Jillette, world-renowned magician, who meets with the rock star developers of the games industry to get a look at contemporary game development.
6 Future, Innovation & Champions
Tom Arnold concludes his gaming journey by looking to the future of video games, from the still-developing streamer phenomenon to the preservation of videogame history. Penn Jillette continues his exploration of game development with three of the most influential game creators of the past decade. Meghan Camarena's epic exploration of the esports explosion comes to a close, getting the final word on the competition.
7 Indies, Psychology & Dev Community
Alison Haislip wraps up her journey by exploring the independent game development scene. Matt Walsh uncovers the latest science on the addictiveness of games and gets the final word in game psychology. Penn Jillette discovers new insights into the future of game development and just how tightly knit the developer community really is.
8 Unlocked: Behind the Scenes
Go behind the scenes to discover how this unique documentary series was made, from pre-production to post. Hear from fans at industry mega-events like Comic Con, E3, and PlayStation Experience. Watch Unlocked director Jeremy Snead's personal interviews talking games with William Shatner, Kevin Smith, and Tony Hawk.

About this show

Follow eight celebrity personalities each on their own individual gaming journeys to unlock various aspects of the video games industry. Sean Astin visits two of the world's leading game design schools talking with professors and students as well as diving into the world of video game journalism and history. Tom Arnold takes a journey through the past, present, and future of video game development. Michael Rooker spends some time on a motion capture stage specifically designed for gaming. Matt Walsh travels to USC where he speaks with industry professionals about the psychology of game design and game play itself. Zelda Williams goes to Children's Hospital Los Angeles where she meets patients and physicians and learns all about how gaming is being used as a tool for rehabilitation and pain management. Gaming host Alison Haislip gets unprecedented access to the legendary game company Nintendo where she interviews industry icons like Shigeru Miyamoto, Reggie Fils-Aimee and even gets to meet Mario himself! YouTube sensation Meghan "Strawburry17" Camarena is our esports hosts following Riot Games' annual League of Legends Championship Series from Los Angeles to Berlin. Finally, Unlocked director Jeremy Snead gets the opportunity to talk gaming with cultural icons William Shatner, Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes as well as skate icon Tony Hawk.

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David Corchado
January 8, 2017
I watched this to learn more about the gaming industry because my kids are such hard core gamers. I was surprised to see how productive gaming can be in specific situations. Overall a strong documentary that I enjoyed.
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Jackie Carter
April 17, 2018
I think it's awesome that its so easy to learn and enjoy gameing now.
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December 30, 2019
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