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Game On

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Game On is the first major international touring exhibition to explore the vibrant history and culture of computer games.

Exhibition Overview

Game On

Exhibition Type
Popular Culture, Science and Technology
Area Size
500 to 1000 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Science Centres
Entertainment Venues
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:
100 000 € - 200 000 €
Additional information: for a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance

This hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format:
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Core Experience
Immersive digital experience
Hands-on activities
Exhibition Partners
Co-Curated by Conrad Bodman and Lucien King




Focusing on key game developments between 1962 and the present day, Game On takes a global perspective at gaming’s fascinating past and limitless future. From the colossal Mainframes of the early sixties to the latest industry releases, Game On examines the creative and scientific advances that have revolutionised the games we play. The exhibition features more than 150 playable games, including Space InvadersSonic the Hedgehog and Rock Band, to Minecraft and virtual reality. Game On considers the development and diversification of gaming from different perspectives. In the Early Games and Home Consoles sections, the establishment of gaming technology is explored and the games and consoles that are now a part of our everyday lives and features of our homes are presented. Continuing the journey through the history of videogames, this exhibition explores the breadth of Genres within the medium and displays behind-the-scenes Making and Marketing. There are games from across the globe in World Games and games for younger audiences in the Kids section, as well as a fun-packed Multiplayer offer. Popular Characters are introduced and the significant role of music and audio is explored in the Sound section. In Cinema, the influence of films and videogames is revealed. There are portable games to play and in Futures different immersive technologies can be experienced. Highly interactive, all action, state-of the-art, ground-breaking and popular, Game On is suitable for all ages.


Technical objects

General Information

Available Package Options
Content only


Past and Future Venues
Game On

Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK (16/05/2002-15/09/2002)
The Royal Museum at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK (17/10/2002-02/02/2003)
Tilburg Art Foundation, Tilburg, Netherlands (28/05/2003-24/08/2003)
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (18/09/2003-14/12/2003)
Lille Festival of Culture 2004, Lille, France (19/05/2004-08/08/2004)
Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (26/09/2005-01/01/2005)
Science and Industry Museum, Chicago, USA (04/03/2005-05/09/2005)
The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, USA (30/09/2005-31/12/2005)
Science and Industry Museum, Chicago, USA (31/01/2006-30/04/2006)
Pacific Science Center, Seattle, USA (26/05/2006-31/08/2006)
Science Museum, London, UK (01/12/2006-01/05/2007)
Cyberport Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (21/07/2007-07/10/2007)
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia (28/02/2008-13/07/2008)
State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (15/11/2008-15/02/2009)
National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (18/07/2009-31/10/2009)
Cellars of Cureghem, Brussels, Belgium (22/12/2009-18/04/2011)
Ambassador Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (20/09/2010-30/01/2011)
Galeria Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (01/05/2011-03/07/2011)
Museu da Imagem e do Som, Sao Paulo, Brazil (10/11/2011-08/01/2012)
CCBB Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil (26/01/2012-26/02/2012)
Museum of Popular Art, Lisbon, Portugal (22/03/2012-29/07/2012)
Design Centre, Budapest, Hungary (08/10/2012-08/01/2013)
Costanera Centre, Santiago, Chile (27/03/2013-15/05/2013)
Tecnopolis, Bueno Aires, Argentina (12/07/2013-03/11/2013)
Montreal Science Centre, Montreal, Canada (15/04/2015-13/09/2015)
Miraikan, Tokyo, Japan (01/03/2016-30/05/2016)
Trznice Hall 40, Prague, Czech Republic (21/09/2017-31/03/2018)
OCT Creative Exhibition Centre, Shenzhen, China (18/08/2018-14/10/2018)
International Exhibition Hall of Art, Eastern Suburb Memory, Chengdu, China (06/07/2019-28/10/2019)

Game On 2.0:
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (03/07/2010-03/10/2010)
Technopolis, Athens, Greece (16/12/2010- 16/03/2011)
OMSI, Oregon, USA (25/06/2011-18/09/2011)
KinoKino, Sandnes, Norway (25/02/2012-09/06/2012)
Ontario Science Center, Ontario, Canada (09/03/2013-02/09/2013)
Tekniska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (25/10/2013-28/09/2014)
Life, Newcastle, UK (23/05/2015-03/01/2016)
Norsk Teknisk Museum, Oslo, Norway (09/03/2016-29/01/2017)
SPAZIO TIRSO, Rome, Italy (04/03/2017-04/06/2017)
Bienal, Sao Paulo, Brazil (15/08/2017-15/11/2017)
VillageMall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (01/12/2017-25/02/2018)
Life, Newcastle, UK (25/05/2019-04/09/2019)
Fundacion Canal, Madrid, Spain (29/10/2019-20/05/2020)

Extra Info

Immersive experience
Exhibition Add-Ons
Augmented Reality
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Hiring Fee (3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance)

for a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance
100 000,00 €
200 000,00 €

Hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format


Current Presentation Ending Date

28 October 2019

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