Nominate Your Favorites for the World Video Game Hall of Fame

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 • 585-263-2700 •

January 19, 2016

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Kim Della Porta, 585-410-6325,

Nominate Your Favorite Video Game for Induction into the
The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame
(2016 Nominations Due by February 29)

ROCHESTER, New York—Do you have a favorite video game that deserves to join Pong, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Doom, and World of Warcraft in The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame?

The deadline is soon approaching and video game lovers everywhere are urged to nominate their games for induction this coming May. To nominate a favorite video game, visit for nominations must be made by Monday, February 29, 2016. Finalists will be announced on March 29, 2016 and inductees will be revealed at a special ceremony on May 5, 2016.

The World Video Game Hall of Fame at The Strong was established in 2015 to recognize individual electronic games of all types—arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile—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.)

Anyone can nominate a game to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. An internal museum advisory committee comprised of curators, educators, and historians reviews the submitted nominations and determines which toys meet the criteria for selection. Final selections are made on the advice of journalists, scholars, and other individuals familiar with the history of video games and their role in society.

Inductees to the first class of the World Video Game Hall of Fame are on view on the museum’s second floor. For more information about the World Video Game Hall of Fame, visit

About The Strong®
The Strong is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play. It is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play and houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of video games and other historical materials related to play. Known widely as the nation’s museum of play, The Strong blends the best features of both history museums (extensive collections) and children’s museums (high interactivity) to explore the ways in which play encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.