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Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming

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Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming explores the past and future of electronic gaming through the player's experience. In living rooms and arcades, on the internet and mobile devices across the globe, players of electronic games continue to influence the astounding success of an ever-growing industry.

Visitors will discover the scope and impact of the electronic gaming industry as a cultural and technological phenomenon through a behind-the-scenes look at the technology and artistry that drive modern game development. Dozens of rare artifacts — brought together for the first time from extensive collections across the globe — will be on display, featuring key milestones in technology, art, music, and design that forever intertwined video and games.

Texas ranks third in having the most video game personnel in the nation, accounting for approximately seven percent of total industry employment nationwide. Many of the most successful games ever created were born in the Lone Star State, including Doom, Ultima, Wing Commander, The Sims, Half-Life, and Call of Duty. The exhibition features Texas entrepreneurs and innovators, game development and player community leaders, artifact collectors, and more, to show how Texas contributes to the fastest growing industry in the world!

This exhibit is provided by the Bullock Texas State History Museum in collaboration with Nintendo and Retro Studios.  The exhibit will run from July 29 2017 - March 18 2018 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin Texas.

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