Lights! Camera! Play! - Videogames, Cinema and Everything Inbetween

Lights! Camera! Play! - Videogames, Cinema and Everything Inbetween

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A new exhibition at the Centre for Computing History.

Ever since video games were first developed for mass consumption, they have had a close relationship with cinema.

Across the 20th century, film producers and directors fought first for financial success and then for cultural legitimacy alongside music, literature and art.  For the last 40 years, games developers and publishers have been doing the same thing.  It’s little wonder they have looked to Hollywood for inspiration.

Through objects, interactive displays and playable games, this exhibition will explore the relationship between these two cultural mediums.  We will see how early licensed games tried to piggyback on the success of a Star Wars or James Bond film and how developers have fallen in and out of love with cinematic methods of storytelling.

Most importantly we’ll see how the history of games development has been influenced by the allure of Hollywood and whether this influence has changed gaming for the better.


Admission to this brand-new exhibition is included as part of a standard admission to the Centre.  The exhibition will run from 26th March to 15th May 2016.



Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!


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