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Game Masters

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About the exhibition

Game Masters is a highly interactive video game exhibition, showcasing the world's most influential video game designers.

From the arcade era to the latest console, PC, mobile and tablet game technology, this exhibition takes visitors behind the scenes, showcasing how video games are made as well as their makers.

Tour slots are currently available.

Interested in presenting Game Masters at your venue? Contact the Touring team at

    Experience the immersive worlds of Blizzard Entertainment, the musical notes of Rock Band or the atmospheric narratives of Flower and Journey by thatgamecompany.

    Game Masters presents rare concept artwork, revealing interviews and large-scale interactive displays showcasing the radically varied approach each of these designers brings to the creation of videogames.

    • Created, produced and managed by ACMI
    • Designed for 1000sqm but adaptable down to 700sqm
    • Divided into three key sections: Arcade Heroes, Game Changers and Indies
    • Supported by strong marketing campaign collateral
    • Opportunities to add local content

    "The exhibition is innovative and demonstrates admirable curatorial rigour in the research and investigation that has gone into its realisation."
    - Museums Australia 2013 MAGNA award for Best Australian Touring Exhibition

    "If you have any interest at all in the history of videogames, or in the brilliant creative minds that think them up, you owe it to yourself to check it out."
    - Sydney Morning Herald review

    Touring Venues:

    • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand 
      Dec 2012 - April 2013
    • Powerhouse Museum, Sydney 
      Dec 2013 - May 2014
    • National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland 
      5 Dec 2014 - 20 April 2015
    • Halmstad Arena, Sweden 
      28 May - 31 Aug 2015
    • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, USA 
      13 Feb - 8 May 2016
    • Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, USA 
      10 June - 5 Sept 2016
    • Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg , Germany 
      14 Nov 2016 - 23 April 2017
    • Fleet Science Center, San Diego, USA 
      01 Jul 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
    • The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, USA 
      31 Mar - 03 Sept 2018
    • Science Museum of Minnesota, St Paul, USA 
      15 Feb - 05 May 2019

    Inside the exhibition