Game On, the first major international touring exhibition to explore the history and culture of computer games, is heading to Doncaster Dome.
A spectacular exhibition, landing in Doncaster next year, is a ‘must-see opportunity’ for school children and community groups across the region.
Game On, the first major international touring exhibition to explore the history and culture of computer games, is heading to Doncaster Dome and organisers are keen that as many children and young people as possible get to participate in the event learn all about gaming’s fascinating past and limitless future.
Focusing on key game developments across the globe between 1962 and the present day, Game On has welcomed over 4 million visitors from 23 countries and a newly updated version of the show is all set to make its first visit to Yorkshire, whilst at the Dome from 16 January to 14 April 2024.
Gamers can enjoy everything from the colossal Mainframes of the early sixties to the latest industry releases, as the exhibition features more than 150 playable games, including Space Invaders, Sonic the Hedgehog and Rock Band, to virtual reality and Minecraft.
Michael Hart, Chief Executive of Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust, which manages the Dome, said: “We are really excited to be the first venue in Yorkshire to host this incredible, interactive event which is set to be a real eye-opener for audiences.
“We are particularly keen to hear from schools, colleges or young people community groups such as the Scouts or Guides who are looking to plan trips and excursions to something new and different next year. Game On is a must-see opportunity with a whole host of different areas to explore and lots of chances for young people to learn about gaming history as well as playing the games and getting involved.
“Yorkshire is home to some fantastic companies that play a significant role in the UK gaming industry and we’re very excited to host Game On and inspire the next generation of developers in the region!”
The Game On Exhibition curated by the Barbican Centre and organised in collaboration with The Doncaster Dome. The City of London Corporation is the owner, founder and principal funder of Barbican Centre.
Tickets costing £8.50 - £14.50 (plus booking fee) are on sale now.
For more information, please visit https://www.dclt.co.uk/the-dome/activities/game-on#group-visits
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