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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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Christian Dior — Designer of Dreams – 2 Feb to 14 Jul 2019 – Some of the finest designs and dresses by Christian Dior, tracing the impact that his fashion house has made over the last seventy years
Mary Quant — Victoria & Albert Museum – 6 Apr 2019 to 16 Feb 2020 – An exhibition of dresses by the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant who became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties
Food — Victoria & Albert Museum – 18 May 2019 to 17 Nov 2019 – An exhibition about food, exploring how it gets from the farm to our dinner plate and asking how we can achieve a sustainable food future
Slavery, Culture & Collecting – 15 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2019 – This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britain's oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Sat and Sun – A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
Look for more museum exhibitions this month
If you enjoy Victoria & Albert Museum then you might like to visit Geffrye Museum (catch the train from South Kensington to Old Street), Queen’s Gallery (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from South Kensington to St Jamess Park), Tate Britain (catch the train from South Kensington to Pimlico) and Wallace Collection (catch the train from South Kensington to Bond Street)
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