A retrospective exhibition celebrating 40 earth years of the game that started gaming ... Space Invaders.
This special weekend exhibition will feature 40 different versions of Space Invaders across 40 platforms and a Space Invaders championship competition in the spirit of the classic Atari Space Invaders National Championships back in the early eighties!
Visiting during our normal opening hours (10am to 5pm) is covered by our standard admissions purchased on the door.
Ticketed Evening Event:
On the evening on the 2nd June (6pm) we'll have fun but informative panel talk discussing the impact of Space Invaders and special evening viewing of the exhibition. The panelists will include author: Magnus Anderson, singer-songwriter: MJ Hibbett and game developer: Gary Antcliffe. Your host will be Jason Fitzpatrick, director of the Centre for Computing History. Your ticket to this evening event will also give you free entry to the museum for the daytime exhibition.
|Magnus Anderson is the co-author of Grand Thieves & Tomb Raiders, a history of British home computers and videogames. He has written or spoken about games history for The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and Radio 4, and also given lectures on the subject at universities and conventions. He’s always likely to start talking about old computer games given the chance!
MJ Hibbett has performed live on Radio One, had a Record Of The Year in Rolling Stone, an Album Of The Day on 6Music, released one of the first ever viral videos ("Hey Hey 16K"), toured the UK and Europe, performed several Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows, and recorded a science fiction rock opera, all while maintaining complete independence from outside record labels. He's had a flippin' good time doing it too!
|Gary Antcliffe is a highly experienced games programmer, working in the industry for almost 3 decades! He's worked on most platforms from the humble C64 to the incredible power of the Sony PS4. He's worked as a solo programmer producing games early in the video games industry of the eighties, to leading large teams of programmers on modern day cutting edge platforms. He knows a thing or two about video game development!
|Jason Fitzpatrick is CEO of the Centre for Computing History. With is software and electronics background dating back to the early days of home computing and video games, he'll be keeping the other guest inline and making sure the evening goes to plan ... maybe!
There will be a licensed bar courtesy of Lord Conrad's Brewery.
6pm till 10pm.
This evening is strictly a ticketed event. However, your ticket will also give you free entry to the museum for the daytime exhibition.