Game Masters: The Exhibition

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This highly interactive videogame exhibition showcases the work of the world’s best video game designers from the arcade era through to the latest console and mobile game technology.

Featuring over 125 playable games, Game Masters celebrates the world’s most influential videogame designers. Across arcades, consoles, PC and mobile platforms, the exhibition features the work of over 30 game designers, from Nintendo’s iconic character-led worlds featuring Mario and Link, to the immersive stealth combat of Hideo Kojima’s “Metal Gear Solid” and the atmospheric narratives of “Flower” and “Journey” by thatgamecompany.

Curated by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) this exhibition is scaleable from 700m2 – 1000m2 and consists of rare concept artwork, revealing interviews and large-scale interactive displays, and showcases the radically varied approach each of these designers brings to the creation of videogames.

“The exhibition is innovative and demonstrates admirable curatorial rigour in the research and investigation that has gone into its realisation.” MUSEUMS AUSTRALIA, awarding Game Masters the 2013 MAGNA award for Best Australian Touring Exhibition

“If you have any interest at all in the history of video games, or in the brilliant creative minds that think them up, you owe it to yourself to check it out.” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, review

“What we encountered at Game Masters was nothing short of astounding… I came away from Game Masters event not only reinvigorated about video games but also with a fresh appetite to expect more from museums.” WIRED, review