A new traveling exhibit titled Game On: The History, Culture and Future of Video Games, will make its North American debut at The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago on March 4. Running through Sept. 5, the exhibit will feature more than 100 playable games as it examines this entertainment phenomenon and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the design and production process.
One of the participating game companies is Chicago-based TLC Industries Inc. (www.tlcind.com), which will offer its PowerBall Billiards and supply cabinets to display games by other local game developers. TLC is the creator of NextArcade (www.NextArcade.com), a system designed to streamline the process of downloading, purchasing and playing games in the home. The company will participate in various co-marketing activities throughout the run of the exhibit.
The Game On exhibit is organized by the Barbican Art Gallery of London, in collaboration with the National Museums of Scotland. Sponsors include EB Games and Sobe. For more information on The Museum of Science and Industry, go to www.msichicago.org