Strong Museum Of Play Establishing Video Game Hall Of Fame
The Strong Museum of Play is already a leader in detailing the history and importance of toys and games. The Rochester, New York museum houses a national toy hall of fame and a center for the history of electronic games. Democrat & Chronicle reports today that the Strong will soon be expanding its involvement with the interactive medium by setting up the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
The first group of game inductees is planned for June of this year, and nominations are being accepted from the public by visiting the Hall of Fame website. After nomination, a committee from the museum will select the finalists. The criteria for final selection include how iconic the game is, its longevity within the culture, the geographical reach of the title, and its subsequent influence on games and other entertainment.
What games do you think deserve a spot in the hall of fame?
[Source: Democrat & Chronicle]
The Strong Museum has proven itself a capable curator of entertainment, and at least one of our editors has enjoyed a visit to its exhibits. I applaud the goal to bring more visibility to some of the best games ever created, and I hope the selection committee that the Strong uses has a solid understanding of the games that deserve accolades in the eventual exhibit.