New York City's Museum of Modern Art
is prepping a new video game exhibit for next year and has selected EVE Online
to be one of the first 14 titles included. The sci-fi MMO will join the company of titles like Tetris, Portal,
and The Sims
starting in March 2013.
While attendees will be able to play some of the titles in the gallery, Senior Curator Paola Antonelli said that the staff had to get creative with titles like EVE Online
: "To convey their experience, we will work with players and designers to create guided tours of these alternate worlds so the visitor can begin to appreciate the extent and possibilities of the complex gameplay."
Antonelli said that all of the selections were chosen "as outstanding examples of interaction design." The museum hopes to expand the exhibit to 40 titles in the near future.