- Across arcades, consoles, PC and mobile platforms, Game Masters: The Exhibition, presented at ACMI in 2012, showcased the work of over 30 game designers, from Nintendo's iconic character-led worlds featuring Mario and Link, to the immersive stealth combat of Hideo Kojima's METAL GEAR SOLID and the atmospheric narratives of Flower and Journey by thatgamecompany
- Featuring over 125 playable games, rare concept art and newly commissioned interviews, the exhibition focused on the development of videogame culture. While the games have achieved worldwide acclaim, their makers have yet to become household names. With sections dedicated to designers of arcade, handheld and mobile games, as well as independent games, this exhibition was a landmark survey of the art of videogames
Game Masters offered the rare opportunity to play Yu Suzuki's arcade games from the 1980s, Hang-On and Out Run; take the physical challenge of a dance battle in Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy's Dance Central 2 ; test yourself in a four-player version of Firemint's Real Racing 2; and be immersed in a special 3D display of Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Child of Eden
- Featuring rare concept artwork, revealing interviews and large-scale interactive displays, Game Masters showcased the radically varied approach each of these designers brought to the creation of videogames
- The accompanying publication, edited by Emma McRae, features designers such as Yuji Naka, Hideo Kojima and Will Wright, with chapters including The Arcade Era, New Voices: Independent Games and Mods and Museums: Gaming the Future of Art and Institutions
Size (cm): 18 x 23 x 1.5
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