About the World Video Game Hall of Fame

About the World Video Game Hall of Fame

The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame, established in 2015, recognizes individual electronic games of all types—arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile—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.

Criteria for Induction

The World Video Game Hall of Fame recognizes electronic games that meet the following criteria: icon-status, the game is widely recognized and remembered; longevity, the game is more than a passing fad and has enjoyed popularity over time; geographical reach, the game meets the above criteria across international boundaries; and influence, the game has exerted significant influence on the design and development of other games, on other forms of entertainment, or on popular culture and society in general. (A game may be inducted on the basis of the last criterion without necessarily having met all of the first three.)

Process for Selection

Anyone can nominate a game to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Finalists are determined by an internal advisory committee and inductees to the hall are made on the advice of an international selection advisory committee made up of journalists, scholars, and other individuals familiar with the history of video games and their role in society.

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The Strong is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play and holds the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of dolls, toys, games, electronic games, and other artifacts of play. The Strong explores the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.

For more information:
Shane Rhinewald, Senior Director of Public Relations