ACMI, Melbourne. Image credit- Mark Ashkanasy, 2012 - hero image
ACMI, Melbourne. Image credit: Mark Ashkanasy, 2012
Touring exhibitions for hire

Game Masters

Calling out to all lovers of video games and design.

From the arcade era to console, PC, mobile and tablet technology – Game Masters is for you!

With 80+ games to play from the world's greatest game designers, this highly interactive exhibition showcases how videogames are made and shines a spotlight on their influential makers.

Experience the immersive worlds of Blizzard Entertainment, the musical notes of Rock Band or the atmospheric narratives of Flower by thatgamecompany.

Explore rare concept artwork, revealing interviews and large-scale interactive displays showcasing the radically varied approach each designer brings to the creation of videogames.

Curious about current shows available?

Tour schedule

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
15 Dec 2012 – 28 Apr 2013

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
13 Dec 2013 – 25 May 2014

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
5 Dec 2014 – 20 Apr 2015

Halmstad Arena, Sweden
28 May – 31 Aug 2015

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, USA
13 Feb – 8 May 2016

Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, USA
10 June – 5 Sept 2016

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
14 Nov 2016 – 23 Apr 2017

Fleet Science Center, San Diego, USA
1 Jul 2017 – 15 Jan 2018

The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, USA
31 Mar – 3 Sept 2018

Science Museum of Minnesota, St Paul, USA
15 Feb – 5 May 2019

National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, Australia
27 Sept 2019 – 9 Mar 2020

Fast facts

  • Variable size 700 – 1,000 sq/m (7,000 – 10,000 sq/ft)
  • 80+ playable games
  • Never-seen-before original objects, props and interviews
  • Opportunities for host venues to add content showcasing local games industry
  • Minimum 12 weeks hire period

In the press

If you have any interest at all in the history of videogames, or in the brilliant creative minds that think them up, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Sydney Morning Herald


Museums Australia 2013 MAGNA award
National winner for Best Australian Touring Exhibition

Other resources

Game Masters- The Exhibition - hero image

Game Masters

Learn more about the exhibition, which débuted at ACMI in 2012.

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Game builder: Level 1

Game Masters learning resource

Engage with a major state of the art exhibition and learn about the exceptional skills and processes of the world’s greatest videogame designers.

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Game Masters: Tim Schafer

Meet the Game Masters

Watch a series of interviews and recordings of events created as part of the Game Masters exhibition.

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