World Video Game Hall of Fame

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World Video Game Hall of Fame
FormationJune 4, 2015
PurposeTo highlight the video games that have made an impact on the world
Location
Parent organization
The Strong
Websitewww.worldvideogamehalloffame.org
Release timeline
1962Spacewar!
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971The Oregon Trail
1972Pong
1973
1974
1975
1976Colossal Cave Adventure
1977
1978Space Invaders
1979
1980Pac-Man
1981Centipede
Donkey Kong
1982Ms. Pac-Man
Microsoft Flight Simulator
1983
1984King's Quest
Tetris
1985Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Super Mario Bros.
1986The Legend of Zelda
1987
1988
1989
1990Microsoft Solitaire
John Madden Football
1991Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sid Meier's Civilization
1992Super Mario Kart
Mortal Kombat
1993Doom
1994
1995
1996Pokémon Red and Green (or Blue)
Tomb Raider
1997Final Fantasy VII
1998The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
StarCraft
Dance Dance Revolution
1999
2000The Sims
2001Animal Crossing
Bejeweled
Grand Theft Auto III
Halo: Combat Evolved
2002
2003
2004World of Warcraft
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011Minecraft

The World Video Game Hall of Fame is an international hall of fame that opened on June 4, 2015. It is located in The National Museum of Play's eGameRevolution exhibit; the hall's administration is overseen by The Strong and the International Center for the History of Electronic Games. The World Video Game Hall of Fame's creator is Jon-Paul C. Dyson, who is The Strong's Vice President for Exhibit Research and Development[1] and the Director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games.[2]

Video games become eligible for the World Video Game Hall of Fame by meeting four basic criteria:[3][4]

  • Icon Status – is widely recognized and remembered
  • Longevity – is more than a passing fad and has enjoyed popularity over time
  • Geographical Reach – meets the above criteria across international boundaries
  • Influence – has exerted significant influence on the design and development of other games, on other forms of entertainment, or on popular culture and society in general.

Class of 2015[edit]

Nominations from the general public were accepted from February 17, 2015 through March 31, 2015. The finalists were chosen by an internal committee, while an international selection committee made up of journalists, scholars, and other individuals choose the inaugural inductees to the hall of fame.[5][6] The finalists were (inaugural inductees in bold):

Class of 2016[edit]

Nominations were again accepted from the public. The finalists were announced on March 19, 2016, and the inductees were announced on May 5, 2016.[7] The finalists were (with inductees in bold):

Class of 2017[edit]

Nominations were again accepted online from the public. The finalists were announced on March 16, 2017, and the inductees were announced on May 4, 2017.[8] The finalists were (with inductees in bold):

Class of 2018[edit]

Nominations were once again accepted online from the public. The finalists were announced on March 27, 2018.[9] The finalists are:

Class of 2019[edit]

The inductees in 2019 are marked in bold below.[10]

Class of 2020[edit]

Finalists for consideration were announced on March 19, 2020.[11] On June 18, 2020, the 2020 inductees were announced.[12] The finalists were (inductees marked in bold):

Class of 2021[edit]

The following finalists were announced on March 18, 2021, with the inductees being revealed on May 6, 2021.[13] The finalists are:

Class of 2022[edit]

The finalists for the class of 2022 were announced on March 17,[14] and the inductees were revealed on May 5.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrant, Chris (June 4, 2015). "WORLD VIDEO GAME HALL OF FAME Announces Inaugural First Class". Purch Company. Newsarama. Archived from the original on 5 April 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  2. ^ "International Center for the History of Electronic Games". The Strong Museum. The Strong. Archived from the original on 2015-06-04. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  3. ^ "Strong Museum of Play establishes World Video Game Hall of Fame, now accepting nominations for inaugural class". Warp Zoned. 17 February 2015. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Pong and Doom enter first video game Hall of Fame". BBC News. 2015-06-04. Archived from the original on 2018-07-03. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  5. ^ THOMPSON, CAROLYN (June 4, 2015). "Pong, Tetris make Video Game Hall of Fame's first class". Evening Post Industries. The Post and Courier. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "The Strong announces finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame's Class of 2015". Warp Zoned. 28 April 2015. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  7. ^ "2016 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced". The Strong. Archived from the original on May 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "2017 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced". Archived from the original on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  9. ^ "Meet the 2018 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists". www.museumofplay.org. Archived from the original on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  10. ^ "World Video Game Hall of Fame inducts Super Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat, Solitaire, and Colossal Cave Adventure". May 2, 2019. Archived from the original on May 2, 2019. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "Meet the World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists". March 19, 2020. Archived from the original on March 19, 2020. Retrieved March 19, 2020.
  12. ^ "2019 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees announced". June 18, 2020. Archived from the original on June 22, 2020. Retrieved June 18, 2020.
  13. ^ "Meet the 2021 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists". March 18, 2021. Archived from the original on March 19, 2021. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  14. ^ "2022 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists Announced". Archived from the original on 2022-04-08. Retrieved 2022-05-18.
  15. ^ "2022 World Video Game Hall of Fame Nominations Due February 28". Archived from the original on 2022-04-14. Retrieved 2022-05-18.

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