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A Bloody Video Game Ode on a Grecian Urn

by Allison Meier on February 24, 2015

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Apotheon brings the classical world of ancient Greek pottery to life as a full-length animated video game.

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Post image for 5 Trendsetting Video Games from IndieCade East

This past weekend, the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens hosted Indiecade East 2015 for its third year of independent games, talks, and community networking.

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One of the most disastrous video games in history is now part of the Smithsonian Institution.

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Post image for A Virtual Island of Algorithmically Generated Art Museums

Manhattan may have an okay assortment of cultural institutions, but in Secret Habitat, a free game by Manchester-based indie video game developer Strangethink, users navigate an island that’s home to 99 small museums.

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A 19th-century Philadelphia smallpox epidemic and Henry David Thoreau’s transcendental retreat into the woods are the subjects of two video games awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) this Monday.

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Post image for A Documentary Traces the History of Video Game Graphics

“Game visuals are the most obvious indicator of their technology,” Stuart Brown says in his Pixel Pioneers short documentary series on the graphic history of video games. Last month he released the last of the five-part series on YouTube, concluding with contemporary hyperrealistic graphics that feel light years away from the monochromatic pixels of Pong in 1972.

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Post image for Rebooting the Legacy of a Woman Who Made Video Games for Girls

Theresa Duncan made a series of CD-ROM games in the 1990s aimed at young girls, encouraging imagination and adventure through playfully drawn, dreamlike narratives.

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Post image for Uterus Man, Pelvis Chariot, and the Irreverent Video Games of Lu Yang

If there’s any space that both parallels and accommodates Lu Yang’s highly exhilarating and provocative works, it’s a sprawling arcade, a cornucopia of weirdness and inappropriate ideas.

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Super Zaxxon gameplay screenshot

The Internet Archive, the non-profit behind the Wayback Machine and countless other digital resources, has just launched the Internet Arcade, a free online database of about 900 classic arcade games you can play in your browser.

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Post image for V&A’s First Games Designer in Residence Takes On 19th-Century Textiles

Curiosity was piqued across the games and museum communities last May when the Victoria & Albert Museum announced their first games designer in residence. Now games designer Sophia George has unveiled her first project in the residency.

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