Arcade Heroes to be celebrated in Australia at Game Masters

arcadehero October 20, 2011 4

Such an amusing photo

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Forgiveness for the misleading headline (I’m just honing my modern journalistic skills! ZING!) although it is technically true. No, no one in Australia is officially celebrating this website but they will be celebrating the achievements of certain individuals who made some big contributions to the video game industry in arcades.

Called Game Masters, this is a follow-up exhibition to the Game On event from the past. According to this article at the Brisbanetimes:

Over 40 game designers who have made a significant and ongoing impact in the interactive entertainment industry will be profiled throughout the exhibition, which will be held at ACMI from June 28 until October 28, 2012.

The designers will include Tomohiro Nishikado (Space Invaders), Ed Logg (Asteroids), Toru Iwatani (Pac-Man), Yu Sukuzi (Hang On), Paulina Bozek (SingStar), Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear), Yuji Naka (Sonic the Hedgehog), Fumito Ueda (Shadow of the Colossus), Alex Rigopulos (Guitar Hero), Tim Schafer (Full Throttle) and Warren Spector (Deus Ex).

The exhibition will be divided into three sections: Arcade Heroes, Game Masters and Independents.

Emphasis mine. So some real arcade heroes will be celebrated, which is cool. Guys like Ed Logg and Yu Suzuki have contributed much more than just Asteroids and Hang-On to arcades as well as consoles. Read more about this upcoming event at The Brisbane Times.


4 Comments »

  1. Gabe McGrath October 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    Utterly fantastic. Read it and weep, all ye of the Northern Hemisphere! 😉

    The Australian version of Game On had a great 80s/90s arcade setup,
    and I’m sure this time around it’ll be even better.

    Conrad Bodman is still curating at ACMI and he has a real feel for this stuff.

  2. Ben October 21, 2011 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    So heading up to Brisvegas for this!

  3. Greenlig October 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    They will have this in Melbourne too, and it should be better in the ACMI space at Fed Square. Really looking forward to this.

  4. BDD October 24, 2011 at 3:57 am - Reply

    The guy playing Asteroids in that photo is Don Osborne, who passed away in 1984. On Sprint 2 is Lyle Rains. I forget what it was called, but that photo is from an old Atari flyer.

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