Revolution in the Bedroom, War in the Playground: Video Gaming 1979-1989

Explore the early years of the digital revolution, when gaming became accessible for the first time, and play historic games in the Gallery!

This exhibition is the first of its kind to explore the early years of video gaming. Affordable computers enabled a new generation of young bedroom programmers who contributed to the industry and the creation of a new art form.

Video gaming has only recently been recognised for its importance in the creative industries and as a genuinely new form of aesthetics and storytelling.

The exhibition includes games to play on original hardware and iPads. There is also original artwork by Oliver Frey who designed covers and posters for video games. This exhibition is on loan from the National Centre for Craft and Design.

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September 19, 2014 at 10am - September 28, 2014 September 19, 2014 at 10am - September 28, 2014


Gallery Oldham
Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1AL, United Kingdom, Google map and directions
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