Art of Video Games voting open

Tuesday, 15th February 2011 02:13 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Smithsonian’s Art of Video Games exhibit has an incredible body of work to choose from, and the curators are seeking your assistance in doing just that. Voting has opened on the selection of just 240 representative titles from four decades of gaming goodness, with only eighty earmarked for inclusion in the final exhibit.

The Art of Video games website is currently suffering severe slowdown as gamers in appropriate timezones rush the servers to give their opinion on Fallout versus Baldur’s Gate, and Yar’s revenge versus Space Invaders.

Voting is divided into five eras, and within each, a less-than-obvious navigation system allows you to move between genres to cast multiple votes.

In the most recent era’s category, a unique left-hand menu allows visitors to cast votes for each platform.

The website requests voters make their choices based on the artistic value of each title, rather than fun alone. Registration is required.

The Art of Video Games opens at The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, on March 16, 2012.



  1. YoungZer0

    Weird that they didn’t include Handhelds at all.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    It’s also kind of weird that Tony Hawks, God of War and Shadow of the Colossus are in the same category.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DSB

    Man, what’s the name of that toyplane dogfighter up there in the shot?

    I remember playing the hell out of that game.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DSB

    It’s Airfix: Dogfighter.

    Great game!

    #4 4 years ago

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