The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time, a feature-length documentary about arcade game collectors

Available for purchase at www.thespaceinvaders.org

Beginning with Space Invaders in 1978, arcade games began to appear everywhere.

In 1982, 13,000 dedicated arcade locations existed across North America, generating $3.2 billion dollars in 1983 alone, the hard way: one quarter at a time.

By 1985, revenue had fallen 97%. Atari declared bankruptcy. Arcades began to disappear.

Most of the old games were converted or destroyed. A few, packed into warehouses, largely forgotten for another decade.

“The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time” is the story of classic obsession, the second life of games in basements and garages across the country.

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