About The Gamer Evolution

The Gamer Evolution is a 30-minute news documentary, written and hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Smith. Through the documentary, many myths and stereotypes associated with being a gamer are examined in an attempt to discover the truth. Much of the current stereotypes associated with being a gamer are the result of negative stories in the various news-media, and often those are the only stories about gamers available to the public. Through this investigation, the truth of the 21st century gamer is exposed and the stereotypes debated and resolved. Over the last several decades, being a gamer has evolved, as has gaming itself. This is the story of The Gamer Evolution.




Written and Hosted by

Jeffrey S. Smith


Produced by

Jeffrey S. Smith

Rick Sykes


On-Line Edited by

Eric Limarenko


Off-Line Edited by

Ben Tigner


Cinematography by

Justin DuPrekel

Nick Kuiper

Eric Mithamo

Rick Sykes


Original Open and Close Music by

Roger “Buddy” Allman

Jeffrey S. Smith


Additional Music provided by freeplay.com


Sound and Graphics by

Jeffrey S. Smith

Eric Limarenko


Visual Effects and

Post-Production by

Ben Tigner

Eric Limarenko


X-Box image courtesy of

Get_It vis WikiCommons


Playstation3 image courtesy of

WillyF via Flickr: The Common


WoW Top Rankings Chart

courtesy of www.gameogre.com


City of Heroes footage

courtesy of Paragon Studios


Star Wars: The Old Republic footage

courtesy of BioWare Austin LLC


World of Warcraft footage

courtesy of Blizzard, Inc.


Animated Backgrounds

courtesy of




Thanks to

Annette Pratt

Marguerite Sykes

Sheri Bleam

Lesley Withers

Danily Yanich

Mike Christian

Pam Christian

Charles Groth

Tim Tilton

Buddy Allman

Chad Roberts

Trey Stohlman

Sarah Curry


The School of Broadcast

and Cinematic Arts at

Central Michigan



Special thanks to

Flame Enchantress

Queen of Hearts


Hall of Heroes


Ancient Tree

Mad Hobbit

Natures’ Fury





Sexy Sultan

for bringing everyone

together for the first time


(c) 2016 Jeffrey S. Smith

All Rights Reserved