from the masters desk
We reported earlier on the Game Masters Melbourne exhibition being thrown by The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
The event will feature a comprehensive retrospective on the history of video games, loads of playable games, as well as events and master classes by some real legends of game development history.
The organization has today announced the extended list of participants. BigWorld is proud to be a core sponsor of this event, and we hope to see you out there on opening night!
Leading contemporary designers featured in-depth include Blizzard Entertainment (USA, World of Warcraft, 2004), Paulina Bozek (UK/CAN, SingStar, 2004), Hideo Kojima (JPN, METAL GEAR SOLID, 1998), Tetsuya Mizuguchi (JPN, Child of Eden, 2011), Peter Molyneux OBE (UK, Populous, 1989, Dungeon Keeper series, Fable series), Yuji Naka and the Sonic Team (JPN, Sonic the Hedgehog, 1991), Nintendo (JPN, Super Mario Bros, 1985, The Legend of Zelda, 1986), Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy (USA,Rock Band, 2007), Tim Schafer (USA, Psychonauts, 2005), Warren Spector (USA, Disney’s Epic Mickey, 2010), Yu Suzuki (JPN, Hang On, 1983), TT Games (UK, LEGO Star Wars: The Videogame, 2005), Fumito Ueda (JPN, Ico, 2001, Shadow of the Colossus, 2005) and Will Wright (USA, SimCity, 1989).
A major component of the show will be an exploration of independent game designers such as; Jonathan Blow (USA, Braid, 2008), Capy (CAN, Critter Crunch, 2008), Eric Chahi (FR, Another World, 1991), Jakub Dvorský (CZ, Machinarium, 2009), Firemint (AUS, Flight Control, 2009), Halfbrick (AUS, Fruit Ninja, 2010), Introversion (UK,Darwinia, 2005), Masaya Matsuura (JPN, PaRappa the Rapper, 1996), Marcus Persson (SW, Minecraft, 2011), Rovio (FIN, Angry Birds, 2009), Erik Svedäng (SW, Blueberry Garden, 2010), thatgamecompany (USA, flower, 2009) and The Behemoth (USA, Alien Hominid HD, 2002).