Thursday, 11 October 2012

Game Masters Closing Days

It's game over on Sunday 28 October - don't miss out!


It's game over for Game Masters on Sunday 28 October - don't miss out!

ACMI is turning 10. All tickets $10 for 10 days


"It's the sort of world-class showcase of career curios and mainstream hits that will satisfy hardened gamers with depth and please casual attendees..."

"On one level, ACMI's latest exhibition Game Masters is an important step towards video games receiving proper recognition as an important and valid form of art. On another, it's pretty much THE GREATEST ARCADE EVER." Time Out Melbourne

There's no doubt that Game Masters is about as good as an exhibition of videogames could presently hope to be. It is among the best-if not the best-of its kind." Crikey

ACMI's highly interactive videogames exhibition, Game Masters, is set to close on Sunday 28 October. Coinciding with ACMI's 10th Birthday weekend, Game Masters tickets will be $10 for the final ten days of the exhibition, Friday 19 to Sunday 28 October, to celebrate the milestone.


The exhibition showcases the work of leading local and international videogame designers with over 125 playable games from the arcade era through to the latest console and mobile game technology.


Over 30 game designers who have made a significant and ongoing impact in the field are profiled throughout the exhibition, including well-known international, independent and Australian game designers. The designers' work is explored through a combination of rare concept artwork, newly commissioned interviews and playable games.


The ACMI-curated exhibition includes a selection of classic arcade games from the 1970s and 80s acquired especially for the exhibition and playable in their original form. The arcades spotlight the pioneering designers of the era, such as the creators of Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Asteroids and Defender. Game Masters celebrates leading contemporary designers such as those behind Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, METAL GEAR SOLID, Psychonauts, World of Warcraft, SimCity, Populous and Disney's Epic Mickey. Independent designers are featured too, with games such as PaRappa the Rapper, Minecraft, Machinarium, Braid, Flight Control, Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds on display in the gallery.


A major component of the show is a social gaming area which includes popular music titles such as SingStar, Rock Band and a spectacular multiplayer dance stage for a large-scale version of Dance Central 2, as well as unique experiences such as an immersive 3D version of Tetsuya Mizuguchi's acclaimed Child of Eden.        


The Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition will travel to New Zealand and opens at Wellington's Te Papa in December. 


Game Masters must close on Sunday 28 October 2012. From Friday 19 to Sunday 28 October, all tickets are $10 in celebration of ACMI's 10th birthday. Don't miss this last chance to play your way through over 125 games from the arcade era to the latest interactive and mobile technology. For more information, please visit

Further information

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