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Carol Shaw's Road To River Raid - Revealing Gaming's History

by Ben Hanson on Sep 27, 2018 at 02:00 PM

For the latest issue of Game Informer, we travelled to The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York to tour their amazing archive of gaming history. All week long we're rolling out exclusive features showing off some of the museum's most interesting objects. You can learn more about the history and mission of the museum in our interview with Jeremy Saucier who is the assistant vice president for interpretation and electronic games by clicking here.

In the video above, The Strong Museum's curator of electronic games Shannon Symonds shows off their collection pertaining to one of the first female game designers/programmers Carol Shaw. From source code on an unreleased Ralph Lauren game to artifacts from River Raid on the Atari, learn how Carol Shaw left an impact on the history of gaming.

To catch up on other videos from The Strong Museum of Play, check out the links below:

The Sims' Unseen Design Notebooks from Will Wright
Dissecting Age Of Empires' Earliest Prototype
How Ralph Baer Introduced The Military To Video Games