World Video Game Hall of Fame
Explore some of the most influential video games of all time!
The World Video Game Hall of Fame at The Strong recognizes electronic games of all types that have enjoyed popularity over a sustained period and have exerted influence on the video game industry or on popular culture and society in general.
The World Video Game Hall of Fame is housed at The Strong museum in Rochester, NY.
Inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame are on permanent view near the museum’s eGameRevolution exhibit.
Inducted Year: 2021 “So, you mind if I sit here? I promise I won’t fall asleep, tumble onto you, and start drooling on your shirt!” While this dialogue may resemble a terrible previous experience on […]View Details
Inducted Year: 2020 In 2001, PopCap Games published Bejeweled, a web-based Flash game that popularized the “match three” puzzle game sub-genre and became one of the most iconic mobile games in history. Bejeweled challenged players […]View Details
Inducted Year: 2020 Co-designed by Ed Logg and Dona Bailey in 1981, Atari’s Centipede is a fixed shooter arcade game that ultimately became one of the most commercially successful titles of the video arcade’s […]View Details
Colossal Cave Adventure
Inducted Year: 2019 The best games fire the imagination, and anyone who has typed commands like “get lamp” into Colossal Cave Adventure experienced how the game could conjure up a world of spelunking, puzzle […]View Details
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Explore the History of Video Games
Discover the historical and cultural significance of video games and other electronic games through online exhibits produced by The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games.
Video Game History Timeline
Explore the history of video games, understand how the industry began and evolved, and discover the impact that electronic games have had on how people play, learn, and connect with each other.
A History of Video Games in 64 Objects
Drawing on the unique collection of The Strong museum, this book chronicles the evolution of video games—from Pong to first-person shooters—through the stories of dozens of objects essential to the field’s creation.
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Visit a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.