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World Video Game Hall of Fame
World Video Game Hall of Fame
FormationJune 4, 2015
PurposeTo highlight the video games that have made an impact on the world
Location
Parent organization
The Strong
Websitewww.worldvideogamehalloffame.org

The World Video Game Hall of Fame is an international hall of fame that opened on June 4, 2015. It is located in The National Museum of Play's eGameRevolution exhibit; the hall's administration is overseen by The Strong and the International Center for the History of Electronic Games. The World Video Game Hall of Fame's creator is Jon-Paul C. Dyson, who is The Strong's Vice President for Exhibit Research and Development[1] and the Director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games.[2]

Video games become eligible for the World Video Game Hall of Fame by meeting four basic criteria:[3][4]

  • Icon Status - is widely recognized and remembered
  • Longevity - is more than a passing fad and has enjoyed popularity over time
  • Geographical Reach - meets the above criteria across international boundaries
  • Influence - 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.

Class of 2015

Nominations from the general public were accepted from February 17, 2015 through March 31, 2015. The finalists were chosen by an internal committee, while an international selection committee made up of journalists, scholars, and other individuals choose the inaugural inductees to the hall of fame.[5][6] The finalists are (inaugural inductees in bold):

Class of 2016

Nominations were again accepted from the public. The finalists were announced on March 19, 2016, and the inductees were announced on May 5, 2016.[7] The finalists were (with inductees in bold):

Class of 2017

Nominations were again accepted online from the public. The finalists were announced on March 16, 2017, and the inductees were announced on May 4, 2017.[8] The finalists were (with inductees in bold):

Class of 2018

Nominations were once again accepted online from the public. The finalists were announced on March 27, 2018.[9] The finalists are:

Class of 2019

The inductees in 2019 are marked in bold below.[10]

References

  1. ^ Arrant,, Chris (June 4, 2015). "WORLD VIDEO GAME HALL OF FAME Announces Inaugural First Class". Purch Company. Newsarama. Retrieved 2015.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. ^ "International Center for the History of Electronic Games". The Strong Museum. The Strong.
  3. ^ "Strong Museum of Play establishes World Video Game Hall of Fame, now accepting nominations for inaugural class". Warp Zoned.
  4. ^ "Pong and Doom enter first video game Hall of Fame". BBC News. 2015-06-04. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ THOMPSON, CAROLYN (June 4, 2015). "Pong, Tetris make Video Game Hall of Fame's first class". Evening Post Industries. The Post and Courier.
  6. ^ "The Strong announces finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame's Class of 2015". Warp Zoned.
  7. ^ "2016 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced".
  8. ^ "2017 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced".
  9. ^ "Meet the 2018 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists". www.museumofplay.org. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "World Video Game Hall of Fame inducts Super Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat, Solitaire, and Colossal Cave Adventure". May 2, 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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