GAME ON: Why are videogames so interesting?

GAME ON, the world's largest exhibition of computer games, arrives in Tokyo for the first time this spring!

Originally created by London's Barbican Center in 2002, this traveling museum exhibit of videogames already has visited 23 cities worldwide and attracted more than two million visitors. Come spring, this major international exhibition finally makes its stop in Tokyo's Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation)!

GAME ON explores the 60-year-history and culture of videogames as well as future developments through presenting over 150 playable video games—very first commercial coin-operated game to the 70's classics including Space Invaders and Pongs, to the consoles and computer games of the modern day, as well as the latest hardware and technology.

Furthermore, the exhibition at Miraikan offers unique original content curated around the sub-theme of "Gaming Becomes Reality" and introduces the potential of emerging technologies, such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, gamification, etc.

GAME ON is an incredibly fun, engaging and interactive experience for players of all ages, so come and experience the wonder for yourself!

Exhibition Overview

Period: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - Monday, May 30, 2016
Opening hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Last ticket purchase and entry: 4:30 p.m.)
Venue: Special Exhibition Zone, 1st floor, Miraikan
Closed: Tuesdays (except for on national holidays)
Admission fee (tentative): Adults: 1,500yen / Elementary school students and under 18: 750yen