Games Masters Heading To Melbourne

Games Masters Heading To Melbourne

This one is for folks who claim that all the good game stuff is in Sydney. Games Masters is a new exhibition focusing on the history of video games and its most influential titles, and it’s set to take place next year at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

The exhibition will feature over 150 playable games dotted throughout the extensive timeline of gaming, reports Screenplay, and profiles 40 of gaming’s most influential designers, such as Fumito Ueda, Warren Spector, and Tim Schafer. Firemint’s Rob Murray will be amongst the developers profiled.

Peter Molyneux (sadly not Peter Molydeux) is also set to attend the launch next year. The exhibition will remain on display from June 28 until October 28, 2012.

Games Masters coming to Australia [Screenplay]

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  • …who goes around claiming that all the good game stuff is in Sydney? I thought Brisbane and Melbourne were the big hubs for game stuff, with Sydney lagging behind.

    Well, I guess KotakuAU is Sydney-based, but other than that.

      • I’d love to be wrong, but:
        Halfbrick are basd in Melbourne, Firemint in Brisbane, the two most successful development houses in Australia. ACMI is in Melbourne. The recent Freeplay conference was also in Melbourne. The big EB expo was in Brisbane.

        Sydney has Team Bondi, now defunct, KMM Studio, who have done nothing of note, a new Halfbrick office and I do mean “new”, and suprnova which is not gaming-focused and doesn’t host a lot of gaming exclusives. Literally the only bright spot on the calendar is the thing going on at Macquarie Uni next week. Then that’s about it until Video Games Live tours the country next year.

        • I’m no expert but I’m pretty sure a large majority of the Australian Videogaming media is sydney based. That’s gotta count for something.

        • Unfortunately, where the development houses are doesn’t mean where events are held.

          90% (made up number, obviously lol) of events happen in sydney, at least based from stuff promoted here and on other game websites.. we get a very small trickle.

          PLUS EB expo has been confirmed to be moving to sydney next year.. so another thing those lucky guys get.

          But yeah, as puppylicks said, there is A LOT of media outlets based in sydney, hence why so many events are hosted there.

          • Also – on a side not, i don’t think Brisbane, Melbourne or Brisbane have a right to complain compared to WA, SA and NT – hell even tasmania gets more events than they do….

        • Halfbrick in brisbane, Firemint in Melbourne. And there’s plenty of stuff in Sydney, mainly press related/special events, like that RAGE event a few weeks back, Sony holds all their launch events there, etc. etc.

    • Most of the marketing/PR is in Sydney (except for THQ and Nintendo, who are in Melbourne) and the majority of the media is also in Sydney. I think it may be easier to get a start in game development in states outside of Sydney because different state governments have grants that can really help studios that are just starting out.

  • I’m coming.

    Bad pun out of the way, this sounds awesome and I will make every effort to attend the launch. And I’ll bring my collectors edition of Fable 3 to be signed.

  • Peter Molyneux, OH NOES that means he will make me believe that his next game is amazing and great when in actual fact it sux. D:

    • I’d say that’s a little harsh, but he would be proud of all the emotion you’re showing – now can you use that emotion – Via Microsoft Kinect – to focus on this black dot, and move it?

  • Ooooo! I wanna go to this.
    I went to that “Game On” one the other year & loved it.
    Little disappointed we have to wait so long for it, but should be good!

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