Game Masters (exhibition)
|Art and video games|
Game Masters is an exhibition at ACMI on display from June 28, 2012 through October 28, 2012. The exhibition is designed to highlight the key designers who have had a large influence on video games and video game culture. Following the showing at ACMI, the exhibition will tour internationally. Conrad Bodman, who also curated Game On, is the curator of the exhibition.
The exhibition includes over 125 playable games from over 30 different designers as well as concept and development artwork. Interview events with game designers have been hosted on location by ABC's Stephanie 'Hex' Bendixsen.
Game Masters is currently touring internationally.
International Tour venues
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- Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Australia (28 June - 28 October 2012)
- National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, New Zealand (15 December 2012 – 28 April 2013)
- Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia (13 December 2012 – 25 May 2014)
- National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK (5 December 2014 - 20 April 2015)
- Halmstad Arena, Sweden, (28 May - 31 August 2015)
- OMSI, Portland, OR (13 February 2016 - 8 May 2016)
- COSI, Columbus, OH (July 2016 - September 2016)
- Fleet Science Center, San Diego, California (1 July 2017 – 18 January 2018)  Game Masters: The Exhibition
- The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (31 March – 3 September 2018)
The exhibition showcases the work of over 30 notable video game designers, and features over 125 playable games including original arcade games that are today hard to find in working condition. Also displayed are concept and development artwork, and interview events with the game designers. The exhibition is divided into three sections: "Arcade Heroes" (highlighting games from the golden age of arcade video games), "Game Changers" (highlighting the works of paradigm-shifting game designers that greatly influenced later designers), and "Indies" (featuring indie games).
|Dave Theurer||Tempest and Missile Command|
|Ed Logg||Asteroids and Centipede|
|Eugene Jarvis||Defender and Robotron: 2084|
|Masanobu Endo||Xevious and Tower of Druaga|
|Nintendo EAD||Donkey Kong|
|Tim Skelly||Reactor and Rip-Off|
|Tomohiro Nishikado||Space Invaders and Gun Fight|
|Toru Iwatani||Pac-Man and GeeBee|
- McFerran, Damien. Ninterview: Australian Retro Gamer. NintendoLife. 27 January 2013.
- Kolan, Patch. Game Masters: From Miyamoto to Molyneux, Gaming’s Greatest Minds Under One Roof. IGN. 27 June 2012.
- Feature Story: ACMI Game Masters. ABC1. 3 July 2012.
- Andersen, John. Selecting Save On The Games We Make, Part 2. Gamasutra. 16 March 2012.
- "Museum of New Zealand Te Papa - Exhibitions". Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
- "Powerhouse Museum". Retrieved 22 February 2013.
- "Halmstad Arena". Retrieved 28 May 2015.
- http://rhfleet.org/exhibitions/game-masters-exhibition. Missing or empty
- "Game Masters". The Franklin Institute. 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2018-04-04.