Thursday, May 5, 2011

We Have Our Winners! Games Are Art!

Got an interesting email today!

The Smithsonian American Art Museum reached out to the voters from the artofvideogames.org. in an email, notifying us of the winners. Those that won the voting contest are going to be featured in an upcoming exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from March 16, 2012 through September 30, 2012.

A lot of the industries' heavy hitters will be represented in this exhibit.

Here's the list:

Era 1
Pac-Man
Pitfall!
Space Invaders
Combat
Donkey Kong
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
Zaxxon
Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator
TROM: Maze-Atron
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons
Star Strike
Utopia

Era 2
Jumpman
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate
Attack of the Mutant Camels
Sid Meier's Pirates!
Super Mario Brothers 3
The Legend of Zelda
1943: The Batle of Midway
Desert Commander
Marble Madness
Phantasy Star
After Burner
Spy vs Spy

Era 3
Earthworm Jim
Phantasy Star IV
Gunstar Heroes
Dune II: Battle for Arrakis
Super Mario World
The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
Star Fox
SimCity

Era 4
DOOM II
Fallout
Diablo II
Starcraft
Super Mario 64
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Goldeney 007
Worms Armageddon
Sonic Adventure
Shenmue
Rez
ChuChu Rocket!
Tomb Raider
Panzer Dragoon Saga
Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei
SimCity 2000
Metal Gear Solid
Final Fantasy VII
Einhander
Final Fantasy Tactics

Era 5
Halo 2
Fable
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Bioshock
MassEffect 2
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II
Portal
Fallout 3
flOw
Minecraft
Metroid Prime 2: Echos
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Star Fox: Assault
Pikmin 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Boom Blox
Zach and Wiki: Quest for Barbados' Treasure
Shadow of the Colossus
Okami
Gradius V
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Heavy Rain
Flower
Brutal Legend

There will also be five games playable at the exhibit. These were not voted on but will be a part of this exhibit. Those are:

Pac-Man
Super Mario Brothers
The Secret of Monkey Island
Myst
World of Warcraft

To get more information about the other nominees and winners, check the link below.
 http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2012/games/winninggames.pdf

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