The history of video games
Eating dots with Pac-Man, rescuing the princess with Mario and Luigi, or wiping out your opponents in Fortnite: over about three generations now, video games have shaped the childhood of millions of people. A look back at 50 years of gaming history.
1950 – 1970 – Tinkering
1970s – Birth of the video game machines
1980s – The infancy of video games
1990s – A new dimension
2000s – Gaming goes online
2010s – Play anywhere, anytime
2020s – Deeper into the virtual world
20.03.2021 10.10.2021 / Château de Prangins
Who hasn't heard of Fortnite, Mario Bros. or Minecraft? With more than 2.7 billion players worldwide and a turnover of almost $ 160 billion, the video game industry has outnumbered Hollywood. With its temporary exhibition GAMES, the Château de Prangins presents the history of video games from their beginnings in the 1970s to the present day. GAMES follows the development of video games from a historical as well as a technical point of view and invites you to play Asteroids and Space Invaders on arcade machines, but also video games developed in Switzerland. The exhibition is supplemented by several in-depth studies related to subjects such as the Swiss video game industry, the addiction of young people or scenes of violence in certain games. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the Château de Prangins will offer themed evenings, gaming afternoons and other events not to be missed.