Videogames — Design, Play & Disrupt

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Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London
Tel:
0207 942 2000

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
8th September 2018 to 24th February 2019
10 AM to 5.45 PM (Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun); 10 AM to 10 PM (Fri)
Tickets & Cost:
£18. See vam.ac.uk

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Gain an insight into the design process behind some of the most ground-breaking videogames.

The exhibition uses large-scale immersive installations, prototypes and concept art to explore how game design has advanced since the millennium. Smart phones, social media and the availability of better broadband have all helped to change the way that videogames are designed, allowing the medium to break beyond its boundaries and aspire to wide horizons.

What does it take to make a videogame these days?

You'll see designs straight from the desks of independent designers and people working on the big cinematic blockbusters at large AAA studios. You'll learn which tools they use, and how online communities are connecting through servers to spectate and collaborate in virtual worlds.

You'll also see hear from influential game makers and commentators and learn they have begun to enter social and political debates, challenging the whole idea of what a videogame should be, and how they relate to society as a whole.

 

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