The Art of Video Games exhibition will explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects, the creative use of new technologies, and the most influential artists and designers. This website offered participants a chance to vote for 80 games from a pool of 240 proposed choices in various categories, divided by era, game type and platform. Voting took place between February 14, 2011 and April 17, 2011. The exhibition will be on display at the museum from March 16, 2012 through September 30, 2012.

THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES VOTING SITE

The winners are in! Browse the different eras to see the winning games or click here for a full list (PDF).

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START!
1970s – early 1980s

The beginning of the home video game revolution. Click here to see the winning games.

8-BIT
early 1980s - early 1990s

The game industry reinvents itself after a collapse in the market. Click here to see the winning games.

BIT WARS!
early 1990s – mid-1990s

When technology and artistry collide, an explosion of creativity ensues. Click here to see the winning games.

TRANSITION
mid-1990s – early 2000s

Artists move from two dimensions to three. Click here to see the winning games.

NEXT GENERATION
early 2000s – Today

The foundation for the present, and future, of video games. Click here to see the winning games.

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