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Game On & Game On 2.0

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Game On is the first major international touring exhibition to explore the vibrant history and culture of computer games.

Focusing on key game developments between 1962 and the present day, Game On takes a global perspective at gaming’s fascinating past and limitless future. From the colossal PDP – 1 of the early sixties to the latest industry releases, Game On examines the creative and scientific advances that have revolutionised the games we play. The exhibition features more than 150 playable games, including Space Invaders, Sonic the Hedgehog and Rock Band, together with the 10 most influential consoles.

See the design process, from concept to packaging, for Grand Theft Auto, The Sims and Tomb Raider. Explore gaming on film and the key role played by music in game design.

In keeping with the rapid developments of the gaming industry, in 2010 we developed and launched Game On 2.0 . This new iteration features additional content which further explores early games and the latest ground-breaking technologies.

Reflecting on early forms of gaming, visitors can play pinball games such as Space Riders and The Machines - Bride of Pinbot. In contrast, the ‘Futures’ section of the exhibition features cutting edge technologies such as virtual reality, 3D technology and motion tracking. Nintendo’s Virtual Boy is available to play and also the Virtusphere - an interactive virtual reality console that creates a truly immersive experience.

Highly interactive, all action, state-of the-art, ground breaking and popular, Game On and Game On 2.0  are suitable for players of all ages.
 

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Watch: Game On at Miraikan

The Japan Times features Game On's opening at Miraikan in Tokyo, Japan.  

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Watch: Game On 2.0 at Ontario Science Centre

Exhibition Manager Patrick Moran explains the concept behind the exhibition and Neil McConnon discusses the ideal combination of art and science that games represent.

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