Our first exhibit will be called “The History of 3D in Games.” That encompasses an awful lot of games, and we’ve been having a grand old time discussing the games to be exhibited. The final list will be set in stone shortly. Before we could solidify that list, however, we had to do two things: throw a party for our donors, and acquire the systems we’d need.
It turned out that the first of these tasks would help us accomplish the second. Our donor party, for those that donated on Kickstarter, was a raging success. Note the pictures at the bottom of this post. One of our donors brought us four boxes of Sega history, and most importantly for our 3D exhibit, a Vectrex.
We then headed out to our friend and adviser, Sellam’s warehouse, where he loaned us a bevy of 80’s desktop computers. Most importantly, he loaned us an Odyssey. We had to schlep this stuff a long way to get it to Oakland, but it was all worth it. Special thanks goes out to Nealon and Jason, our curatorial and exhibition staff.
The crux of all this is that we’ll have the History of 3D up and on display in December. Our opening will be on December 3, from 10 am to 5 pm, and all are welcome to attend. We will be asking for a donation at the door.
As always, everything will be playable in the exhibit. That means the Vectrex, the Commodore 64, the Atari ST, the Atari 8-bit, and the Mac LC III. The Odyssey, has no 3D games, and won’t be making its playable debut just yet.
So then! Here are the photos from our donor party. For us, success is everyone having their backs to the camera. That means they’re playing games!