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MOTAT hosts 'Game Changer' exhibit

MOTAT has kicked off the 'Game Changer' experience, an exhibition that highlights the way in which games have developed throughout the years. Game Changer kicked off last Saturday, April 16th and will finish up on Sunday, May 1st.

According to museum experience coordinator for MOTAT Tony O'Sullivan, Game Changer will give kids a new-found appreciation for the technology that's available to them today. "Kids won't believe the kind of games that people used to play throughout history with such little resources. With something as simple as a handful of rocks and a stick, hours of fun could be had."

"How and why games have changed so much over the years is a fascinating story and an educational journey kids will have lots of fun taking part in," says Mr O'Sullivan.

The "hands on" experience will allow attendees to play a range of retro games from the '70s, '80s, '90s and today, from Pac-Man to Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros. through to the recently released PlayStation Move Heroes. They'll also get to examine gaming fads and crazes from the past 50 years, and even create their own game or alter an existing one to their preference!

Entry to Game Changer is included under the usual MOTAT entry fees: 

  • Family (two adults and up to four children) $35

  • Adults: $14

  • Children (under 16): $8

  • Students: $8

  • Senior Citizens: $7

  • Children under 5 are free

  • MOTAT Mates (annual pass): $65 for a family for unlimited visits to MOTAT

For more information, head to the official MOTAT site.

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