Gaming mecca is about to get bigger than ever. Earlier this week The Strong National Museum of Play, a collections-based museum devoted to toys and games located in Rochester, NY, broke ground on a massive expansion project that will provide the World Video Game Hall of Fame with a new, sizeable home.
Aiming to be completed in 2020, The Strong’s construction plan will add an additional 100,000 square feet of museum space to its existing facilities. One of the museum’s collections that will be housed in the new space is the World Video Game Hall of Fame, a curation of culturally significant games that have, according to The Strong, “enjoyed popularity over a sustained period and have exerted influence on the video game industry.” Currently located within The Strong’s eGameRevolution exhibit, the World Video Game Hall of Fame includes classics like Donkey Kong, DOOM, and even more contemporary games like Grand Theft Auto III.
The World Video Game Hall of Fame is not the only exhibit that will move to the new section of the museum. The new space in the museum will also house:
a new welcome atrium with improved amenities; flexible space for school programs; dynamic new exhibits… an immersive video game experience and exhibitions about the impact of women on the video game industry; a high-adventure ropes course; a new, interactive outdoor play garden with a nearby cafe; and expanded collections storage facilities.
To view a complete list of titles inducted into Hall of Fame, you can check out The Strong’s website here. Additionally, if there’s a title you’d like to see added to the Hall of Fame, you can nominate a game for induction here.