Produced by the Canadian Science and Technology Museum
Tour-managed by Science North
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Game Changers is a highly interactive and immersive travelling exhibition that explores how technological advancements have shaped gameplay in video gaming systems and transformed the way we interact with technology. This exhibition examines how the intersection of audio, storytelling, graphics and gameplay creates the immersive environment of current video gaming systems.
Game Changers takes visitors through the evolution of these video game features, from memorable PONG into the photo-realistic, immersive games of today. This exhibition highlights approximately 140 iconic games, 16 of which are playable, that have had significant impact on game design in popular culture and helps demonstrate how every evolution has helped transform the overall experience – from the soundtrack through to the storyline.
Developed by the Canada Science and Technology Museum and tour managed by Science North, Game Changers focuses on Canadian innovations that have helped transform the gaming scene and revolutionize the industry.
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With technological advancements, such as motion sensing and audio developments, our video gaming experience has evolved significantly from the first PONG to the photorealistic, immersive games of today. This exhibition looks at what shapes the player’s experience and explores how innovations have transformed the way we interact with computer technology.
This highly interactive exhibition is a sensory experience that engages visitors in multiple ways. Through carefully chosen video games and systems, and unique interactive platforms, visitors get to “live” the video game evolution.
Past and Future Venues
Science North - Sudbury, ON
October - January 2016
Western Development Museum - Saskatoon, SK
February - April 2017
Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science - Sherbrooke, QC
May - October 2017
Canadian Science and Technology Museum
November 2017 - April 2018
Discovery Centre - Halifax, NS
May - September 2018
Telus World of Science Vancouver - Vancouver, BC
October 2018 - January 2019
Air Zoo - Kalamazoo, MI
February - August 2019
Pacific National Exhibition - Vancouver, BC
August - September 2019
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery - Fort Collins, CO
October 2019 - January 2020
La Pulperie de Chicoutimi Regional Museum - Chicoutimi, QC
June - September 2021
Saskatchewan Science Centre - Regina, SK
October 2021 - January 2022
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science - Jackson, MS
January - April 2022
Imagination Station - Toledo, OH
May - September 2022
Nauticus - Norfolk, VA
January - May 2023
• Discover technologies and Canadian innovations that have allowed game creators to revolutionize storylines, graphics, gameplay and audio.
• Explore over 70 of the most influential games that have transformed the gaming scene.
• Examine original concept art, storyboards and level designs developed by Canadian video game creators.
• Be immersed in iconic video game music and sounds, and learn how they have altered the gaming experience.
• Interact with over 15 significant video games; including Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris and Angry Birds.