Looking for something to do this March Break thru Summer?  Love Video Games?  Live in or planning a trip to Ontario? Well look no further.

The world’s largest touring exhibition on the evolution of video games makes its first Canadian appearance at the Ontario Science Centre. With more than 150 playable games, Game On 2.0 charts key game developments from 1962 to the present day; from the very first commercial coin-operated pinball game to the latest in virtual reality, multi-player experiences and 3D video games. This new exhibition runs from March 9 to September 2, 2013 and is free with general admission.

Game On 2.0 offers an in-depth and hands-on exploration of video game history and culture from the video game hubs of North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to the more than 150 playable games, visitors will learn about game design, development and production, multiplayer games, online gaming, handheld devices and new game technologies. There are sections in Game On 2.0 that focus on original concept and character art as well as films that have either influenced or been influenced by computer games.

“Video games have changed the way we think, learn and play” said Ontario Science Centre CEO Lesley Lewis.  “They have evolved from a leisure activity focused on youth to an activity that engages people of all ages for purposes of education, mental stimulation or simply fun.  This immersive exhibition gives visitors a powerful perspective on the past, present and future of video games.”

Game On 2.0 is an exhibition organized and toured by the Barbican Centre which is owned and funded by the City of London Corporation.  The exhibition is being presented by triOS College and is financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.  The Toronto Star is the Media Partner.  Program support is being provided by AMD Canada.

The Ontario Science Centre is located at:

770 Don Mills Road (at the corner of Eglinton Avenue East)


Ontario, Canada. 

SOURCE: Ontario Science Centre

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