The Game Master Exhibition at Te Papa

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The Game Master Exhibition at Te Papa

Postby tezza on Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:34 pm

I just spent the day with the family in Wellington and while there saw the Retro-gaming exhibition at Te Papa. It was nostalgic fun using those old video consoles again. Reminds me of waiting for fish and chips at the local burger joint back in 1979.

A couple of things surprised me. (1) No mention of text adventure masters (eg. Scott Adams). These were classic games for very early computers with no (or poor graphics) and (2) No mention of Wolfenstein 3D or DOOM which popularised the first-person shooter genre.

Otherwise, well worth a visit. It wasn't just retro-games...it was a journey through different genres (I didn't realise there were so many) and game authors right up to the present day.
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Re: The Game Master Exhibition at Te Papa

Postby YetiSeti on Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:59 pm

tezza wrote:A couple of things surprised me. (1) No mention of text adventure masters (eg. Scott Adams). These were classic games for very early computers with no (or poor graphics)

No graphics. No sound. No wonder.
tezza wrote: and (2) No mention of Wolfenstein 3D or DOOM which popularised the first-person shooter genre.

So at what FPS did they come in at?

Do you have any photos to share?
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Re: The Game Master Exhibition at Te Papa

Postby tezza on Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:23 pm

YetiSeti wrote:So at what FPS did they come in at?

Do you have any photos to share?

Actually I couldn't tell you. It shows just how much of a non-gamer I am. The exhibition was organised by the "games-master" looking at the people who wrote these games rather than a chronological order of development. (although there a was rough order implied). There were some first shooter ones present but I'd have to dive into the exhibition notes to see what these were. None I recognised anyway.

As for photos I only have one of my youngest daughter around the arcade consoles. She doesn't want that up on the web.
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Re: The Game Master Exhibition at Te Papa

Postby Gibsaw on Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:52 pm

tezza wrote:She doesn't want that up on the web.
Too Nerdy? I can understand that. :)
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Re: The Game Master Exhibition at Te Papa

Postby tezza on Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:08 pm

Gibsaw wrote:
tezza wrote:She doesn't want that up on the web.
Too Nerdy? I can understand that. :)

LOL. No that wouldn't worry her (She's a software developer). Just respecting her privacy.
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