- A hands-on exploration featuring over 100 playable games from yesterday to the present day
- Exhibition partner Ubisoft to include a careers section
MONTRÉAL, April 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the Montreal Science Centre presents Game On, an interactive exhibition on video games that has toured 23 cities worldwide to date. Opening in Montréal for the first time, Game On examines the history of an industry that's become key in Québec. The 10,000-sq. ft. exhibition is divided into nine separate zones that look at the design process from concept through to final product as well as the cultural influence of video games worldwide. Above all, Game On lets visitors try their hand at over 100 games from Pong to Destiny, including legendary franchises like Donkey Kong and Final Fantasy.
An exclusive feature of the Montréal exhibition is its careers component. In partnership with Ubisoft, a striking wall piece over 65 feet in length will highlight various professions in the field as well as the science behind the games.
Science Centre director Julie Payette is thrilled to welcome the exhibition: "Montreal is recognized today as a global capital in the video game industry. In presenting Game On at the Science Centre, we celebrate this success as well as relive its history and pave the way to the future!" Ms. Payette also commented on working with Ubisoft Montreal, calling it a privileged partnership: "Ubisoft Montreal is not just a global industry leader, it's also a company with strong roots in our city. We are very proud to partner with Ubisoft to promote technological professions among young people."
"Sometimes it just takes a tiny spark to kindle an interest or fire up a passion in young people. Video games are clearly the perfect way to spark their attention and set their dreams alight. For us, teaming up with the Science Centre and Game On is a unique opportunity to look at the complex science behind the production of video games and make it accessible to the youth who will form the next generation," said Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montréal & Toronto.
Game On – over 100 playable video games and an entire history to revisit, in partnership with Ubisoft. At the Montréal Science Centre starting April 16, 2015. #GameOnMTL
An exhibition produced and operated by Barbican International Enterprises. The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.
Exhibition continues till September 13, 2015.
New: As of May 1, the Science Centre will stay open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit www.montrealsciencecentre.com
The Montréal Science Centre would like to thank its major partners TELUS, VOLVO and Hydro-Québec as well as Ubisoft, its partner for Game On.
About the Montréal Science Centre
With more than 700,000 visitors annually, the Montréal Science Centre complex is dedicated to science and technology. It is characterized by its accessible, interactive approach and its showcasing of local innovation and expertise.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands including Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Rayman, Far Cry, Watch Dogs and Tom Clancy's video game series. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2013-14 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated sales of €1,007 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
SOURCE Centre des sciences de Montréal
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For further information: Jean-Philippe Rochette, Public Relations Manager, Tel.: 514.283.5863, [email protected]; For questions about Ubisoft: Fabrice Giguère, Media Relations Officer, Ubisoft Montréal, 514 262-2437, [email protected]