The History of Adventure Games at Maker Faire 2012

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The Digital Game Museum is coming back to Maker Faire, May 19-20, at the San Mateo Fairgrounds!

Last year we covered a wall with Post-it notes about your favorite games. This year’s exhibit is *four times* the size of last year’s! One half of our exhibit presents the entire history of adventure games, starting from text adventures, going through the rise – and fall – of Sierra and LucasArts, and including playable classic adventure games to demonstrate the genre.

The other half is our brand-new exhibit about the development and production of games. We’ve got arcade machine schematics and cabinet art on display. We’ll also have playable copies of Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure, an award-nominated adventure game designed and developed in a weekend by five-year-old Cassie, plus the original art – and real ponycorns!

While we obviously can’t give you pictures of the exhibit itself yet, here’s an architectural rendering of our intended layout:

Come find us in the Expo Hall, play some games, and say hello!

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