Exhibition now closed 15 Dec 2012 – 28 Apr 2013
Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
Admission charges apply
Arts; Family; People and history
Discover the Gods of Gaming
Featuring over 100 playable games, Te Papa’s latest blockbuster exhibition celebrates the work of the world's most influential videogame designers. Including Peter Molyneux, Warren Spector, Tim Schafer, Hideo Kojima, and more.
This exciting exhibition showcases some of the most groundbreaking games ever made across arcades, consoles, PC and mobile platforms.
Presented in three sections, a spectacular live gaming universe has been custom built to allow visitors the opportunity to experience and explore rare original game artwork, revealing interviews with game designers and large-scale interactive displays.
Arcade Heroes focuses on the seminal arcade games of the late 1970s and early 1980s; Game Changers explores the work of the most influential game designers from the past 30 years; and Indies will reveal how independently produced games are leading the way in game play and aesthetics.
Game Masters offers the rare opportunity to play Yu Suzuki's full-body 1980s arcade games, including Out Run; take a dance challenge in Alex Rigopulous and Eran Egozy's Dance Central 2; test yourself in a four-player version of Firemint's Real Racing 2; and be immersed in a 3D display of Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Child of Eden.
Also coming soon is the amazing Game Masters publication, which includes designer profiles, essays and over 100 images from your favourite games. Purchase from Te Papa Store.
Only at Te Papa from 15 December 2012 until 28 April 2013.
Exhibition organised by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne Australia.
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