The Bullock Texas State History Museum presents "Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming"

Many events have been canceled or postponed due to coronavirus concerns. Please check with the organization before going to any event.
Austin Photo Set: News_Taylor Adams_GDC_gaming conference_October 2011_video games
Photo courtesy of GDC

The immersive and interactive exhibit "Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming" explores the past and future of electronic gaming through the player's experience. Discover the scope and impact of the electronic gaming industry as a cultural and technological phenomenon through a behind-the-scenes look at the technology and artistry that drive modern game development. Dozens of rare artifacts — brought together for the first time from extensive collections across the globe — will be on display, featuring key milestones in technology, art, music, and design that forever intertwined video and games.

The exhibit will include playable classic video games like Oregon Trail, ZORK I, Centipede, Ms. Pac-Man, Tetris, Super Mario Bros., Madden 95, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Atari 2600, Nintendo NES, and Sega Genesis classic console re-releases, Guitar Hero, Wii Sports, Angry Birds, and ​Minecraft.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through March 18, 2018.

Event Details



Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701


Ticket Info