Ready, player, one: Exhibition explores gaming genre
Blockbusters from major studios and new games from independent developers on show.
A major exhibition exploring video games will open at the V&A museum in Dundee this weekend.
Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt will look at how they are designed, how they tackle social issues and how their future is being shaped.
The exhibition will focus on the changes in technology since the mid-2000s and the affect mobile phones and the internet in general has had on games.
Blockbuster games from major studios and prototypes by independent developers will also be showcased at the V&A from Saturday until September 8.
Alongside the exhibit, the museum has also commissioned a game which will soon be available on its website.
Plaything allows gamers to create a character in their internet browser.
Marie Foulston, lead exhibition curator and V&A curator of Videogames, said: "This exhibition opens up the design and culture of contemporary game design and culture in radical new ways.
"It celebrates groundbreaking work from a period of time that has been defined by a democratisation of both the means to make and to play games.
"Whether you come as a local game designer, a seasoned player, or are simply creatively curious, I hope you leave feeling inspired and with a greater understanding of and appreciation for one of the most fascinating mediums of our time."