SAN FRANCISCO — The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment(www.themade.org) is opening its first exhibit to the public on December 3. The exhibit will focus on the History of 3D in games, and will feature playable demonstrations of games displayed.
The MADE is a non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation of videogames, and the presentation of games as art. The History of 3D is the first exhibit hosted by the Museum since it secured a location in October. The MADE raised $20,000 on crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com, and has used those funds to pay for its new facilities.
"3D is such a broad topic in video games. Our exhibit creators, Jason Cutler and Nealon Leadbetter evaluated hundreds of games and types of 3D, from voxels to vectors, from pre-rendered sprites to normal mapped polygons," explains Alex Handy, director of The MADE. "They’ve chosen a wonderfully varied set of examples from the rich history of video gaming on consoles and computers. We hope this exhibition inspires the next generation of game developers, both young and old."
The History of 3D will be on display throughout December on weekends, and during other hours which will be scheduled and shown on the MADE’s Website www.themade.org.
The games currently scheduled to be playable in the History of 3D exhibit are:
1982 Atari 5200 - Star Raiders
1983 Vectrex - Web Warp
1989 Arcade/Xbox - Hard Drivin
1991 Arcade/PS2 - Star Blade
1992 Arcade/Saturn - Virtua Racing
1993 SNES - Starfox
1993 Arcade/32x - Virtua Fighter
1994 3D0 - Alone in the Dark
1994 Pippin - Marathon
1995 Virtual Boy - Red Alarm
1995 PS1 - Wipeout
1996 Saturn - Nights Into Dreams
1996 N64 - Super Mario 64
1988 Mac - The Colony
1992 Mac - Wolfenstein 3D
1993 Mac - Pathways Into Darkness
1993 Mac - Doom
1995 Mac - Descent
1996 Mac - Quake