MADRID, May 6. (Portaltic/EP) –
Ms. Pac-Man, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Dance Dance Revolution and Civilization they have become the newest inductees into the Video Game Hall of Fame this year.
The Video Game Hall of Fame is an initiative promoted by the Strong National Museum of Play (United States), an interactive museum that brings together the largest and most complete collection of the history of the game in all its aspects.
Each year, The Strong selects four video games that go on to enter their Hall of Fame based on its sustained popularity over time and its influence on the industry, popular culture and society.
In 2022, the honor has gone to Ms. Pac-Man, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Dance Dance Revolution and Civilization, the museum confirmed Thursday through from twitter.
Congratulations to the 2022 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees—Ms. Pac-Man, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Dance Dance Revolution, and Sid Meier’s Civilization! pic.twitter.com/bYzanU3uSz
— The Strong Museum (@museumofplay) May 5, 2022
Senior Archivist, julia novakovicexplains in a statement on the agency’s website that Ms Pac-Man helped “promote” video game enjoyment “among all genders” by offering “the first widely recognized female video game character” of the industry.
Regarding Dance Dance Revolutionthe one in charge of the conservation of videogames, Lindsey Kuranonotes that “music has been an integral part of human life since prehistoric times”, which for her comes to explain the popularity of this title that “spanned ages, genres and regions”.
In the case of Ocarina of Timethe curator of digital games, Andrew Bormanstates that “even today developers around the world continue to recognize the influence” of this title “when creating video games“, thanks to elements such as “the sprawling 3D world, fluid combat, complex puzzles, and time-shifting story.”
On civilization, the director of the Center for the History of Electronic Games at Strong International, John-Paul Dysonrecalled that “the addictive nature of the game, which creator Sid Meier himself called the quality of ‘one more turn’, and its almost unlimited options that avoid repetitive gameplay, earned Civilization the recognition of ‘Computer Gaming World’ What the best video game of all time in 1996“.
Last March, the museum shared the 2022 candidates and opened the voting system to the public so that the players themselves could choose the video games that should be immortalized for their special character.
The body explains on its website that the public vote has the weight of a single judge. The rest are selected by the International Selection Advisory Committeewhich is made up of journalists and scholars of the history of the video game and its role in society.
The twelve titles that have chosen to enter the Hall of Fame this year have been: Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Dance Dance Revolution, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Minesweeper, Ms. Pac-Man, NBA Jam, PaRappa the Rapper, Resident Evil, Rogue, Civilization and Words with Friends.
Players also have the option to nominate a video game that they feel deserves a spot and go on to join other titles in this honor, such as Tetris, Super Mario Bros and Sonic the Hedgehogamong many others.