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Video game exhibition announced
Pac-Man
Vintage games like Pac-Man will display alongside its successors
Lovers of vintage computer games like Space Invaders and Pac-Man are in for a treat at a new exhibition.

London's Science Museum is to display more than 120 games - many with block graphics and wacky sound effects, plus others of a more contemporary nature.

Visitors will be able to play games dating as far back as the 1960s. The organisers also hope to show the cultural impact of games and consoles.

Game On, which will also feature classic artwork, opens on 21 October.

Image of Mario
Artworks from Mario's creator will be displayed at the exhibition

Drawings by Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the character Mario from Super Mario Bros, will be on display.

Among the games visitors can play will be Space War, the world's first computer game, from 1962.

Gaetan Lee, programmes developer at the Science Museum, said he was "particularly excited" that visitors would get a chance to see PDP-1, the computer that ran Space War.

"Nowhere else will people be able to see the entire history of the games industry laid out, explained and ready to play," he said.

Game On runs from 21 October to 25 February.


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