Filmmakers Adam Ward, Andrew Austin, and Paula Kosowski are working to create The Power of Glove, a documentary telling the story of the Power Glove gesture-based Nintendo controller created by Mattel in 1989.
1989. In an era of Nintendo-mania, toymaker giant Mattel unleashes a bold technological experiment to an eager public. The POWER GLOVE: the first video game controller that allows players to operate Nintendo games with intuitive hand gestures.
Despite immense hype surrounding its release, the product is a critical failure, disappointing thousands of children with its subpar gameplay. More than two decades later, however, dedicated fans continue to repurpose the Power Glove for art pieces, hacking projects, electronic music, and more.
For the first time ever: the story behind the world’s most notorious video game controller.
image and video via The Power of Glove