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]


Comments

    Bah, it should be in Sydney *sadface*

    Bah, it should be in Miami *scarface*

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      Really - it's probably not "oh my god" worthy - but pretty damn neat!!!

      I think i shall attend!

      Melb meat?!

        Hopefully there will be another Melbourne meat before June 2012, but ACMI is like ten minutes walk from work for me so I'd be all over that

      Chuloopa's a bot! I just found its source code:

      for (i=0; i<=80; i++) {
      print ("OH MY GOD, ");
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        Or he's just a human with a simple entertainment of copy and paste... he is no robot

    ...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.

      *slow clap*

      Ignorant comment of the day...

      Unless you were being sarcastic, then i may retract my slow clap

        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.

          Oh yeah, Mana Bar in Brisbane and Melbourne. Not Sydney.

          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 will check it out next year. Glad its in Melbourne and at Federation square since its like one of the easiest place to get to.

      And easy to spot, with how much of an eyesore it is! :D

    How does this help the people who live in Perth?!

      Easy! By the time you catch up, it'll be your turn!

      You're 3 years behind, yeah?

        Did we put on a spurt or something? I thought it was more like 30 years...

    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.

    High fives all round boys!
    Melbourne's getting some action for a change! :D

    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?

    wasn't there something on like this last year at Federation Square?

      similar, but ti was 2 years ago.

      Last year it was in tasmania

      It was the "Game on" exhibition, i believe

        i could be wrong about the name... lol

        Correct. I attended that with some mates. We hogged the bomberman playable rig for like 30 minutes. Good times!

    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!

    I love how Chuloopa has just dominated the comments thread, haha!

    Definately going to give this a look.

    I went to a similar exhibition last time it was in Melbourne. It was neat.

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