This War of Mine has been added to the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. The war-torn city survival sim is part of the Never Alone: Video Games and Other Interactive Design exhibit, which will be on display until July 16, 2023.
The New York Museum of Modern Art first added 14 video games to its collection back in 2012. Since then, the museum has been steadily expanding its collection of video games. Now the permanent collection includes a little less than 40 games. These games are under the umbrella of the Architecture and Design collection.
“Games are often talked about as entertainment, but I think there are more and more games that require more from the players. When I played This War of Mine, I was sad, I was afraid, I was very tense, and, in the end, my understanding of what it means to play in a military space has changed a lot, ”said a collections specialist at the Department of Architecture and Design Museum of Modern Art Paul Galloway.
Recall, This War of Mine is a strategic survival game about civilians caught in the epicenter of an armed conflict. The game has been included in the school curriculum in Poland and is also part of the ongoing “War Games” exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London.
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