Battlestar Galactica Associate Producer and Supervising Editor Andrew Seklir is making a video game documentary, and today (Friday, 1/2/09), he’s braving the east cost cold to bring to us – live from MAGfest in Washington, DC – the competition for the world record of the arcade classic Nibbler (MAGfest is an annual coolest-of-the-cool videogame festival and the event is sanctioned by the Guiness Book of World Records). It will be streamed live online all day Friday with cameras not only showing the players, but a direct feed of the screen itself! Did you know that Nibbler was the first arcade game to break the one billion point barrier? Click through to find out even more.
Here is the full press release, hot off the grill from Mr. Seklir:
Two players, Tim McVey (American) and Dwayne Richard (Canadian) will be competing for a world record on the classic arcade game Nibbler, manufactured by Rock-Ola in 1982. Nibbler was the first game capable of registering a score over a billion points. This threshold was first reached by Tim McVey in January 1984, 25 years ago. Tim is aiming to beat his own score and set a new record. Dwayne, who has a personal best of over 800 million is looking to beat Tim and set a new world record. To do so, both players will need to play continuously for over 40 hours. The competition is being sanctioned by the Guiness Book of World Records will be streamed live to the web from MAGFest at the following URL: http://www.retrothing.com/nibbler.html