Featured Exhibit

New featured exhibit now open through mid-May!

Game Changers Nintendo Display

Game Changers is a highly interactive and immersive travelling exhibition exploring how innovation has shaped gameplay in video gaming systems and transformed the way we interact with technology.

This 280 m2 exhibition examines how the intersection of audio, storytelling, graphics, and gameplay creates the immersive environment of current video gaming systems. Visitors get to “live” the video game evolution, from memorable Pong to the photorealistic, immersive games of today.

More than 100 of the most influential games that have transformed the gaming scene are presented. Visitors get to play 13 that have significantly changed the gaming experience, including Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Angry Birds, Space Invaders, Flower, and Adventure.

Visitors also learn about the concepts behind key game developments, play with the technologies behind the games, and explore the future of gaming.
Learn:

  • •See original concept art, storyboards, level designs, and scripts of some of the most influential games ever developed.
  • •Listen to experts from the video game industry explain how they develop video games.
  • •Explore iconic video game music and sound to learn how it has changed the gaming experience.

Play:

  • •Become a video game character — using Kinect technology, try out different costumes and accessories from your favorite characters.
  • •Create your own 8-bit character on a large-scale pixel wall.
  • •Play a game developed for people with vision loss, and discover how the gaming experience changes when the graphics are removed.
  • •Working with a partner, operate a supersized NES controller to play a game of Super Mario Bros.
  • •Play Tetris on a giant Game Boy.
  • •Play a sound-matching game and test your knowledge of retro video game music.

Explore:

  • •Explore the technologies that game creators use to develop increasingly sophisticated storylines, graphics, gameplay, and audio.
  • •Experiment with augmented reality and virtual reality and see how these technologies may alter the gaming experience.
  • •Examine future video game trends and imagine what gaming could be!

 

Developed and produced by Ingenium - Canada's Museums of science and innovation; tour managed by Science North
 

This featured exhibit is here for a limited time only and is included with general admission and as always, free to Air Zoo Members. 

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