If you’re a video game fan, and love going to the museum, look no further than Game Masters: The Exhibition. The Franklin Institute hosted event features a wide array of exhibits focused on video gaming, game design, and should be checked out by all Philadelphia residents looking for an awesome museum exhibit to check out. With interactive exhibits featuring video games ranging from the 1970’s to now, a video gaming novice or expert will have loads of material to enjoy.
From the exhibit’s website: Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games—from the trailblazing arcade era through today’s web and console games. Challenge yourself to achieve a high score on more than 100 playable games as you learn how the most beloved characters—from Sonic to the Sims—came to life, and follow the remarkable transformations that video games have undergone over time through the 100 objects and original artworks featured within the exhibit. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to play in spectacular multi-player immersive experiences as well as on classic arcade games from the 1970s and ‘80s while discovering the stories of the designers who have pushed the limits of gaming beyond our wildest imaginations. Browse rare concept artwork, watch revealing interviews, and beat all the boss levels you can in this landmark exhibition celebrating the names behind the games!
In conjunction with the exhibit, the Institute is also hosting a coding workshop titled A Beginner’s Workshop to Coding with Games. The workshop includes activities ranging from coding your first game, to building a video game controller. Head here for more information about the workshop.