The Museum of Modern Art has added six new games and a new gaming console to their Architecture and Design collection.
Last November, the Museum of Modern Art unveiled a new collection which showcased various marvels within the world of architecture and design. Among these new pieces were a handful of video games the museum felt exemplified innovations made within the technological landscape. Now the museum has added six new games to the collection as well as a new gaming console.
Most of the new additions are from gaming’s earlier eras with the Magnavox Odyssey (which was released back in 1972) joining the list of featured game consoles and Asteroids (1979), Space Invaders (1978), Tempest (1981), Yar’s Revenge (1982), and the well-known classic Pong (1972) joining the list of featured games. Not all of the new additions are from gaming’s heyday however as the sixth game addition just happens to be the widely popular creation/fantasy sim Minecraft (which was first released in 2011).
These new additions join the initial list of 14 games that were featured when the collection first debuted last year and MoMA’s curators have promised that the list of featured games will continue to grow in the coming months.