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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Videogame Museum Coming to San Francisco ... Hopefully

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:56 AM

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San Francisco has been forming its reputation as the online gaming Mecca. To cap it off, a group is now attempting to establish the city's first videogame museum, which would pay homage to the creators of all our favorite fantasy worlds.

The Museum of Digital Art and Entertainment, an online nonprofit group, is collecting donations to open the videogame museum that would showcase concept art, videogame prototypes, and playable games.

"There are already world-class videogame museums in New York, Germany,

and Italy. It's time we got started building such an establishment here,

in the San Francisco Bay Area,"  said Alex Handy, the group's director.

"Despite the claims of some, videogames are undeniably art. We are

dedicated to showing the reality of game development. We want to

showcase the artists and designers who create games, and explain the

processes behind their creation in a manner the general public can

understand," Handy added.

The group is collecting donations through It will use the money to pay rent on a space, somewhere near public transit.

"Though our initial space will be small, a focus on the community will

enable us to build an organization that will be able to chronicle the

artistry of videogames for generations to come,"

Handy says.

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