Indie developed contemporary game culture will be front and center at the EMP Museum’s upcoming exhibition, "Indie Game Revolution." The exhibit will open Nov. 8 and will feature such games as "Lovers In a Dangerous Spacetime," "Gone Home," "Quadrilateral Cowboy," "Papers, Please," "Tenya Wanya Teens," and "Never Alone," "GALAK-Z: THE DIMENSIONAL" (a sci-fi space shooter created by Seattle-based 17-BIT), and more. The exhibition will feature stories of more than 40 game developers, designers, coders, composers, critics, and others active in the indie game scene. 20 single and multiplayer playable games, several multimedia installations highlighting major gaming milestones, and additional experiences will also highlight "the present and future of gaming."
"Independent developers have been releasing games for more than 60 years, but in the last decade the indie game space has exploded. This is primarily due to the proliferation of easy-to-use game making software, plentiful digital distribution outlets, and new avenues of funding, but also from a desire on the part of many game developers to create new and impactful experiences," says Jacob McMurray, Senior Curator, EMP. "Games can be, and often are, as powerful an experience as the best of film, literature, or music. It’s a story that is constantly changing, and this exhibition will detail that evolution as it unfolds."
A dozen new titles will be added to the exhibit every two months.
The EMP is located in Seattle, Washington. For more information on the museum and the exhibit, visit www.empmuseum.org.