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GAME @ Science Gallery

Created Tuesday, 27th November 2012, 17:26 by Whykay
This GAME exhibition runs on till January 20th 2013. I'm proud to have been the researcher for GAME since mid-May this year and has been one heck of an awesome journey.

From my first Serious Games conference down in WIT to an opportunity to talk about GAME at CultureTech in Derry to meeting many industry-related people. I had so much fun, even the arrangements of many skype calls and meetings and loads & loads of emails, it was all worth it as you can see from the video below. 

I hope that GAME will inspire young people that games is not just about a young male teenager playing first-person shooters in a darkened living room, and also showing parents that it's not a waste of time playing games. There's a whole creative industry and I make sure to include Arts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics because the area of game roles includes artists, composers, storytellers, and so on.

After sorting through nearly 200 open call submissions, we narrowed it down to 20, and that's not even including the events, which even the game developers forum found to be a little overwhelming in the next couple of months, much to my delight. There's far too few days for all the cool events I wanted to organise and it saddened me to drop some along the way.

Even one of the bears myself and Mick created in a workshop by Babycastles is on display in the exhibition. There's so many cool exhibits (and it's not just because I'm biased), but check out the outdoor Tetris by Lummoblocks, there's a new take on the 70s game Lunar Landers, and watch it draw while you play live on a giant custom drawing machine. Oh, here's one even for those who doesn't play games, Granny's Backyard plays on the idea of physical building blocks and combining them creates new elements in realtime onscreen while you can move the little game character with the joystick. There so much more games I would love to mention that this article will never end, you just have to check it out for yourself, it's very interactive and fun.

I would like to thank the Science Gallery for giving me the wonderful opportunity to let me run wild with ideas, work with some wonderful curators, staff, artists/developers and all those who I met along this journey of GAME-filled adventures, and end up with a memorable, fun and fantastic exhibition.

The exhibition is free, but you need to pay for some events.

Opening exhibition times:
Mon: Closed / Tue - Fri: 12:00 - 20:00 / Sat - Sun: 12:00 - 18:00

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