I love exploring ACMI, short for The Australian Center For The Moving Image, in Melbourne's Federation Square (which looks like a strange fusion between our very own Yellow Peril, and a MC Escher Painting). Whenever I pay a visit, there always seems to be something new, particularly in their permanent indie gaming area, which seems to be their most popular (and not to mention most fun) attraction showcasing some of the best and innovative games just off the radar.
From Today (6th March) to the 13th of July, a new addition to their gaming section will be up and ready for the public: The Game On Exhibition. Basically encompassing the entire history of video games, it's a fun trawl through nostalgia lane, made even better by the 150+ playable games from the 60's to the current day. It's nerdgasam material, I tells ya!
It even includes a whole bunch of paraphernalia and concept art for you to peruse, as explained on the website:
Original illustrations by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto and concept sketches behind classics like Tomb Raider and Grand Theft Auto provide unique insight into the creative process of game development. Rarely-seen consoles, controllers, arcade machines, packaging and collectables are brought together in a showcase of game history like no other.
There's a entrance fee, but it's pretty cheap, and if you feel particularly tight and lucky, you could always enter Kotaku Australia's weekly competition, giving away free tickets each week till the end.
I'm definitely gonna get my butt down there as soon as I can and bathe in some geeky goodness. Who's up for a GG field trip?!