NEXON marks the launch of a special online exhibit of the 25th Anniversary of Korean Online Gaming — a celebration of innovation and creativity by Korean game makers. The exhibition – originally shown in 2019 at the Art Sonje Center in Seoul, Korea – is now available to worldwide viewers at www.gameagame.org.
The original exhibition won the Brand & Communication Design category of Germany’s prestigious Red Dot Design Awards in 2020 and has been archived and posted online through a partnership between the Nexon Foundation, Nexon Korea Intelligence Labs, and the Nexon Computer Museum.
The online exhibition, originally titled embodies the themes of player participation and growth, a unique characteristic of online games. The exhibition includes 20 multi-media elements including photos, videos and interactive elements such as “Dimension Library”, “Campfire” and “Lorna and Pann”. Additionally, exhibition visitors who play games on Nexon platforms can download their own play data into the exhibit for a personalized experience.
“shows how an online game is developed and operated during its life cycle, and allows visitors to personalize their understanding of the history of Korean online games,” said Yunah Choi, director of the Nexon Computer Museum and a leader in planning the exhibition. “Since this is a unique exhibition specialized for online games that are hard to find similar cases around the world, we wanted to expand its exhibition experience and archive it in a fresh way.”
Nexon Computer Museum opened in July 2013 in Nohyung-dong, Jeju, to collect and preserve the history of computers and game culture and coexist peacefully with the local community. The museum’s collection boasts about 7,000 pioneering computer and game-related pieces including “Apple I”, “Engelbart Mouse”, and “Pong.” Visitors can view 400 major hardware pieces and 2,000 pieces of software, literature, and videos. The Museum successfully recovered the world’s oldest graphic MMORPG game titled as part of its Digital Archiving Project. The Museum also hosts a variety of workshops for local Jeju children such as “HAT” and “NCM Children Advisory” as well as career education programs for student developers under a program titled “Is IT your Dream?” As Korea’s and Asia’s first computer museum, Nexon Computer Museum surpassed 1 million visitors in 2019.
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