Culture | , | July 02, 2019


Anyone down for a day trip to Canberra?


The National Film and Sound Archives has just announced that it will be hosting Game Masters: The Exhibition, running in Canberra from September 27th 2019 to March 9th, 2020. The exhibition is compromised of over 100 playable games, vintage consoles, collectibles and concept art. Basically, they’re going to have to physically kick me out.


Game Masters is returning to the country following a six-year international tour which attracted more than a million visitors globally. It has something for everyone, both casual and hardcore gamers, nerds and noobs alike. The exhibition promises a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and creation of the world’s most popular game franchises and characters (think Sonic the HedgehogDonkey Kong, Sims, DiabloPac-Man and many more), as well as a chance to play them!



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It’s set to include games from various consoles and platforms spanning the last 50 years in gaming history. Game Masters will also feature mobile and independent games, as well as a section exploring the future of the video gaming industry, all in a large scale 700m2 space.


Game Masters is a lot of fun, offering visitors hours of discovery and play. But it is also a formal acknowledgement by the NFSA of the importance of video games in contemporary pop culture, their influence in immersive storytelling, and their role within the broader audiovisual production sector,” National Film and Sound Archive chief executive officer Jan Müller said.



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A special program of video game themed events and film screenings will also complement the exhibition, with full details to be announced soon. Game Masters promises to be a hands-on, immersive and interactive exhibition and the most fun you’ve had in a museum since you were a kid.


Tickets will be fairly cheap at $19pp and will go on sale from Friday August 9. 


In more gaming news, have you checked out Sydney’s newest adults only arcade? (Boozy Bubble Tea included)


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