170,000 people have already experienced Game Masters during its massively successful showing at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, but come December it will be Sydney's turn to play host, when the event takes up residence at the Powerhouse Museum on Harris St from December 13.
I went down to Melbourne for the launch of Game Masters and the exhibit is, to be perfectly honest, pretty incredible. There are over 100 games available to play including some rare arcade games from the 70s all the way through to recent Australian developed Indie games. Almost everything you could think of is there and playable. It's a genuinely sincere love letter to video games.
The exhibit is divided into three specific parts. 'Arcade Heroes' focuses on early arcade titles in the 70s through to the 80s, 'Game Changers' is a study of the most influential designers and the games they made and 'Indies'? That's a look at how independently developed games are leading the way in terms of innovative game mechanics and aesthetics.
I loved the event — would thoroughly recommend it. Tickets cost $22 for adults and $15 for children. You can book tickets for the event here.