Game Masters

100+ playable games. One Destination.

Step into the world of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more much loved characters at the blockbuster exhibition Game Masters.

Featuring over 100 playable games, this highly interactive exhibition celebrates the work of the world's most influential videogame designers and showcases some of the most groundbreaking games ever made across arcades, consoles, PC and mobile platforms.

Presented in three sections, a spectacular live gaming universe will be recreated to allow visitors the opportunity to experience their favourite games through both traditional arcade machines and consoles and large-scale interactive displays. Plus discover more about game design and development through rare original game artwork, 2D objects and revealing interviews with game designers.


Arcade Heroes focuses on the seminal arcade games of the late 1970s and early 1980s and spotlights pioneering designers such as Shigeru Miyamoto (Donkey Kong), Tomohiro Nishikado (Space Invaders), Ed Logg (Asteroids), and Toru Iwatani (Pac-Man).

Game Changers explores the work of the most influential game designers who have had a major impact on shaping the medium as we know it, including Yuji Naka and the Sonic Team (Sonic the Hedgehog), Nintendo (Super Mario Bros), Blizzard Entertainment (World of Warcraft) and Paulina Bozek (SingStar).

Indies reveals how independently produced games are leading the way in game play and aesthetics including Halfbrick (Fruit Ninja), Markus Persson (Minecraft), Rovio (Angry Birds) and many others.

Game Masters offers the rare opportunity to play Yu Suzuki's full-body 1980s arcade games, including Out Run; take a dance challenge in Alex Rigopulous and Eran Egozy's Dance Central 3; test yourself in a four-player version of Firemint's Real Racing 2; and be immersed in a 3D display of Tetsuya Mizuguchi's acclaimed Child of Eden.

Over 170,000 visitors have already experienced this groundbreaking exhibition through seasons at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne and Te Papa Museum in Wellington, New Zealand. Don’t miss out, book now.

View the credits.

ACMI State Government Victoria
An Exhibition created by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, supported by the Victorian Government.

13 Dec 2013 - 13 Jul 2014

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