The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has acquired 14 video games, among them EVE Online by Icelandic gaming company CCP, as part of their collection.From Eve Online. Image courtesy of CCP.
According to artistic director of CCP Torfi Frans Ólafsson, the museum selected games with outstanding interactive design and that it was an honor for the company to be among those to have work go on show, ruv.is reports.
In its selection, MoMA looked for visual quality and aesthetic experience as well as other aspects, including the elegance of the code and the design of the player’s behavior, as stated on the museum’s website.
EVE Online is a science fiction massively multiplayer online game and has more than 350,000 users.
The game was reportedly also chosen because its 350,000 users live in a fictive world similar to those described in sci-fi novels but also incredibly realistic with an active economy.
EVE Online will be joined by Pac-Man (1980) and Tetris (1984), among others.
Visitors will be able to play the games for a limited time to enable them to experience the games firsthand.
The exhibition will open in March, 2013.
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