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June 8, 2017

The Canada Science and Technology Museum launches Game Changers exhibition

Sherbrooke, Quebec – Thursday, June 8th, 2017Game Changers, a travelling exhibition developed and produced by the Canada Science and Technology Museum, launched today in Sherbrooke at the Museum of Nature and Science. Game Changers explores how innovation has shaped gameplay in video gaming systems, and how it has transformed the way we interact with technology.

Visitors to the Game Changers exhibition will get to “live” the video game evolution through carefully chosen video games and systems, and unique interactive platforms. Some 120 of the most influential games that have transformed the gaming scene are presented. Visitors get to play 17 games that have significantly changed the gaming experience, including Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Angry Birds, Space Invaders, Flower, and Adventure. They can also learn about the concepts behind key game developments, play with the technologies behind the games, and explore the future of gaming.

Game Changers was developed and produced by the Canada Science and Technology Museum and managed by Science North, in partnership with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Electronic Arts.

Visitors can experience Game Changers at the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science until October 9, 2017.

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“Video games are part of a worldwide, social interaction and virtual-reality phenomenon that has reshaped how all of us interact with digital technologies. And Canada has a key role to play as the third most important video game developer in the world after the United States and Japan. We are thrilled to be working with the Museum of Nature and Science to engage youth in Sherbrooke in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math and we look forward to bringing the exhibition home for our reopening in November 2017.”
- Christina Tessier, Director General, Canada Science and Technology Museum

About the Canada Science and Technology Museum

The Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, is one of the three museums comprising the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, which is responsible for preserving and protecting Canada’s scientific and technological heritage and promoting and sharing knowledge about it. The three Museums — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum — tell the stories of Canadian ingenuity and achievement in science and technology, and demonstrate how these accomplishments have contributed to the building of our country. For more information please visit cstmuseum.techno-science.ca.

About the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science

The Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science aims to inspire, amaze and allow everyone to discover nature, sciences, and the richness of our collections from our natural heritage. The Museum is financially supported by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the City of Sherbrooke. For more information please visit naturesciences.qc.ca.

About Science North

Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North’s attractions include a science centre, IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and Dynamic Earth — Home of the Big Nickel, a separate science centre focused on mining and earth sciences. In 1996, Science North created a specialized unit to sell the award-winning exhibitions and multimedia theatres created by Science North’s highly skilled staff scientists and in-house production teams. These innovative exhibits help drive repeat visitation and tourism and demonstrate Science North’s ever-growing capacity to produce world-class educational and scientific content that appeals to people of all ages. Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information please visit ScienceNorth.ca.

About the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is the federal research funding agency that promotes and supports post-secondary research and research training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its programs, SSHRC contributes to innovations that will improve the lives of Canadians, and works to develop talented leaders for all sectors of society. SSHRC’S Imagining Canada’s Future initiative positions the social sciences and humanities as essential to addressing complex societal challenges facing Canadians, to the greater benefit of Canada and the world. For more information please visit sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/imagining.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. Electronic Arts has more than 300 million registered players around the world.

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Contact Information

Melissa Gruber
Communications and Marketing Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
mgruber@techno-science.ca
613-991-9219

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