Game Milestones (2011)
Designed and Developed at TheProduct
The interactive installation „Game Milestones“ is located in the new permanent exhibition of the Computer Game Museum Berlin. A wall of cubes („pixels“) displays the most influential computer games in history, in chronological order.
The user can access more detailed information and an in-game video by steering a light cursor towards the pixel, using a joystick. The information and video are then displayed on two monitors which are integrated in the exhibition architecture.
The glowing cursor, the archetypical selection tool, as a manifestation of the digital in the physical world is a commentary on the current trend to augmented reality, a technique which is more and more being used also in mobile gaming. This makes the installation itself an announcement of the next milestone.