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.
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
- 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.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 March 2018
Engage with a major state of the art exhibition and learn about the exceptional skills and processes of the world’s greatest videogame designers.