The video game industry has a very short history, significantly more so than other mediums such as film, yet many gaming figures that were popular in past times are now unknown. Take Donn Nauert, for example.

In the first video of a planned series, video game historian Patrick Scott Patterson is compiling footage of prominent names from gaming's past. Donn Nauert appears to have enjoyed a high public profile within the industry during the 1980s, appearing on TV shows, endorsements, videos and in books. He also set a number of world record scores, some of which stand today, and captained the U.S. National Video Game Team. From the 1990s onward Nauert has, according to Patterson, worked for different game developers and companies within the gaming industry.

Check out the video below to get a taste of the life of a well-known pro-gamer in the 1980s.