The Finnish Museum Of Games, We Salute You!

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The Finnish Museum Of Games, We Salute You!

Joined: 15 Jul 2004, 06:35

06 Jan 2017, 18:14 #1

Last Wednesday, 4th of January 2017, it was opening of The Finnish Museum of Games in Vapriikki museum centre at Tampere. And there we went. It was a pleasure to attend, to see the history being made with the museum opening, and of course to see UnReal World being part of the exhibition.

The Finnish Museum of Games tells the story of how digital gaming in Finland started, how it developed over the years and how it made it to where it is now. All the information there is available also in enlish. Many kind of great and crazy games to see and try, with video interviews and unique game related item collections to widen the experience. There were also theme rooms from different decades since 70's with not only the authentic gaming gear and games, but the authentic interior design as well. Want to enter a room of finnish youngster in 80's and play a little something with commodore 64? Or would you like to take a look of some handwritten game design notes from creators of say UnReal World?

Well, you better visit the Finnish Museum of Games then. It's open now and it's a pure joyride!
Go there!

Here are the links, and find some opening night joyride pics at the bottom.
http://vapriikki.fi/pelimuseo/https://www.facebook.com/suomenpelimuseo/https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/pelimuseo/

For finns here's comprehensive article about the museum, and we are mentioned there as well:http://www.aamulehti.fi/kulttuuri/kun-p ... -24183576/

The Finnish Museum of Games, we salute you! Cheers and thanks to the staff!








- Sami, UnReal World creator, sami@unrealworld.fi

This could be a good day to utilize your squirrels hides.
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Joined: 14 Jan 2016, 13:09

06 Jan 2017, 18:23 #2

Were there older versions of URW or the latest one?
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Joined: 15 Jul 2004, 06:35

06 Jan 2017, 18:36 #3

Drakendrengi @ Jan 6 2017, 06:23 PM wrote: Were there older versions of URW or the latest one?
There is only one version of each game. In case of UrW it's not the very latest, but one of the quite fresh versions nevertheless.
- Sami, UnReal World creator, sami@unrealworld.fi

This could be a good day to utilize your squirrels hides.
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Joined: 10 May 2014, 17:06

06 Jan 2017, 18:38 #4

Really cool! Congratulations!
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Joined: 02 Sep 2013, 20:47

06 Jan 2017, 20:10 #5

Looks really interesting. If I happen to travel to Finland for some reason, I will definitely check it out. And to show the youngsters there how to 'properly' stalk a squirrel in URW.

Are those cranes in the second (inexplicably pixelated) photo part of the exhibit or the real deal? They seem to be a bit out of place, not really secured properly for the crowds below. Or did the Finns master the art of traveling a la Bioshock Infinite?

Anyway, hearty congratulations to the whole clan!
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Joined: 30 Jul 2007, 19:00

06 Jan 2017, 20:28 #6

Are those cranes in the second (inexplicably pixelated) photo part of the exhibit or the real deal?
Ah, the cranes - I think they pretty much are a real deal, and pre-date the museum. The Finnish Museum of Games is located in a complex called Vapriikki, which is like a 'shopping mall of museums'. One big building hosts a lot of different museums, but you can access all of them with a single entrance fee. The concept is pretty good, and there's a heck lot to see and to experience there. And the building of Vapriikki, it is an old factory hall, which has been re-modelled for its current use. I think they've left some of those heavy-duty cranes just to singnify the history of the building itself.
- Erkka
UrW co-designer
www.enormouselk.com
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Joined: 17 Oct 2007, 23:14

18 Feb 2017, 10:14 #7

That's really cool. Congrats! :)
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