Strata Studios, the folks behind the upcoming documentary 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience, recently upgraded their website, and also released a brand new trailer to go along with it. 100 Yen explores the rise of arcades in Japan, as well as the culture that sprung up around them, diving deep into their history to examine how they’ve evolved from past to present. From rhythm games to fighters and everything in-between, arcades used companionship and competition to form niche communities of like-minded individuals, and their influence persists even in today’s world of online matchmaking.
They also opened an official IndieGoGo page for donations, which will be used to aid their post-production as well as marketing and promotion. As with any IndieGoGo project, donations will be eligible for special bonuses as you pass amount thresholds, and Strata Studios have put up a variety of gifts for those that choose to support their work.