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The Smithsonian 'The Art of Video Games' exhibition coming to Seattle in Feb. 2013

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Smithsonian exhibition coming to Seattle

The Art of Video Games, an exhibition that showcases the 40 year evolution of video games organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will be showing at Seattle's EMP Museum from Feb. 15, 2013 to May 12, 2013.

The exhibition has 80 games on show that illustrate how the medium has involved, from some of the earliest games like Pac-Man through to platform classics like Super Mario Bros., to some of the most well-known point-and-click adventures like The Secret of Monkey Island, all the way through to contemporary console games like ThatGameCompany's Flower.

The games are presented through still images, video footage, game consoles, large prints of in-game screenshots and video interviews with the games' developers and artists. There will also be games spanning most of the history of game development that will be available for hands-on play.

The exhibition will run from Feb 15-May 12, 2013 at the EMP Museum in Seattle.