Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment Opens History of 3D Exhibition

Visitors will be asked for donations and can play a number of 3D games

By on November 30th, 2011 19:41 GMT

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment aka The MADE has announced that its downtown Oakland locations will open up its first exhibit on December 3, called the History of 3D in Games.

The exhibition will be open during weekend throughout December and the official website will allow interested players to see it during the week.

Anyone who wishes to visit the exhibition will be asked to pay a donation, with the suggested value being 10 dollars (7.50 Euro), but the organizers say that no one will be turned away because they lack the funds for it.

Alex Handy, director of The MADE, stated, “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.”

He added, “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 games that are part of the History of 3D exhibit and will be playable include:

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

The MADE is organized as a non-profit and is dedicated to preserving the legacy of video games as art and it has raised the money to secure a location through the Kickstar website and encourages gamers and art lovers to donate on the official site in order to fund future exhibitions and other projects.