Video Game Design History
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
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Video games as a medium go back more than 50 years to mainframe computers. Even the central design of video games can be traced back to the first games themselves.

To be a good game designer, it’s essential to have an understanding of the video game design industry’s fascinating history.

We’ve partnered with The Strong National Museum of Play to give you a unique look into the history of all things video game. The International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The Strong is the largest and most comprehensive public assemblage of video games and related materials in the world. The staff are celebrated experts in the field and the ICHEG is visited by scholars of video games from around the world. You’ll gain amazing insight into the history of video games with a guided exploration of key artifacts from the collection of more than 100,000 electronic games and materials.

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  • Where the first video games came from
  • How video games connect to pinball
  • Why the industry crashed in the 80’s
  • When Virtual Reality (VR) first appeared in the industry
  • How the games of the past chart a path to the future of gaming
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Stephen Jacobs
Professor, Interactive Games and Media
Rochester Institute of Technology

Jon-Paul Dyson
Director, ICHEG and VP for Exhibits
The Strong National Museum of Play

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FOUNDED IN 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning.

THE CAMPUS occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, the third-largest city in New York state. RIT also has international locations in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. 

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