Te Papa is delighted to announce its summer blockbuster exhibition, Game Masters, opening 15 December 2012.
Featuring over 120 playable games across arcade, consoles, and PC, including Donkey Kong, The Sims, The Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, and not forgetting mobile games such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja; this exhibition has games suitable for all ages.
The exhibition profiles a selection of the world’s most influential videogame designers, and the iconic games developments of the past 40 years. Videogame creatives are often little known outside of their field, and the exhibition will provide a platform for acknowledging the huge individual creative contributions they have made to the industry.
International videogame designers whose work will be profiled include Tetsuya Mizuguchi with Child of Eden, Chris Metzen with World of Warcraft, and Toru IIwatani, the father of Pac-man.
Pre-sale exhibition tickets, including for the opening weekend, will be sold exclusively through Visa for a limited time from 15 October. Visa cardholders will also have the opportunity to attend an hour-long preview on Friday December 14. Numbers will be limited.
Te Papa acknowledges sponsorship and support from Visa, HP, Mighty Ape, and Wellington City Council, in our presentation of Game Masters.
Te Papa is New Zealand’s exclusive venue for the exhibition which has been developed by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne.
15 December 2012 – 28 April 2013
Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4, Te Papa
Exhibition charges apply.