Brisbane gets its GAME ON

The exhibition of the history of video games, GAME ON, is making an appearance in Brisbane.

It’s back, but in Brisbane – GAME ON, the exhibition where you can play your way through the history of video games.

The exhibition offers more than 100 playable games as well as vintage consoles, hardware and other collectibles for you to get your hands on.

There’s plenty of great games on offer as well, with the original arcade machines for Ms Pac Man, Galaga, Missile Command, Asteroids, Space Invaders and more. If you’re after something a little newer, there’s always Mario Kart, Final Fantasy 7, Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Doom. You can even have a go of Half Life 2 and Super Smash Bros Melee.

GAME ON also offers a look into how games are made, with design documents, concept art, story design and other behind the scenes material for Tomb Raider, Max Payne, The Sims and Pokemon.

I visited the exhibition at ACMI earlier this year, and believe me: this is definitely a good way to spend a day. It’s especially good if you have kids, and it’s a lot cheaper than a night out at the movies.

You can check out GAME ON at the Knowledge Walk at the State Library of Queensland between now and February 15 next year. Entry will set you back $18 for adults and $12 for concession holders, while families up to 2 adults and 3 children can get a pass for $50.

Source: GAME ON (State Library of QLD)