Evolution of gaming

There are three time slots avaible per day to visit the Exhibition: 9 am - 12pm | 1pm - 4pm | 5pm - 8pm Additional details on our registration page

A tribute to the games that captured our hearts and defined our culture, Evolution isn't just about playing the classics, it's about being there one more time.

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Evolution represents the history of gaming from its roots to the future. The exhibition takes place in Vancouver during the Summer and has a special focus on the uniques roles Vancouver and France have played in the ever changing game industry.


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Isabelle Arvers
Isabelle Arvers is a French media art curator, critic and author who specializes in video and computer games, web animation, digital cinema, retrogaming, 8 bit and machinima.
Malcolm Levy
Malcolm Levy is an artist and curator living in Vancouver, Canada. Levy's curatorial, film and video installation works have been presented in India, Australia, China, Germany and Canada.
Kimberly Voll
A gamer since the late 70s, Dr. Kimberly Voll is a professor of game design and software engineering at the Centre for Digital Media, as well as an independent game developer. In her spare time, Kim also helps coordinate Vancouver's "Full Indie", one of the world's largest meet ups for independent game developers.

Curators statement

With EVOLUTION, we wish to celebrate the rich history of video games in an immersive, highly interactive tribute. Our goal in creating this annual event is to tell the story of the evolution of video games, exploring the amazing developments that have evolved through gameplay, technology, graphics, interface, music, and even the player. Presented at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver, Canada, EVOLUTION presents a world of pixels and polygons where ideas, interactivity and gameplay merge into an unforgettable experience that will take participants back one more time.

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How To Get Here

The EVOLUTION OF GAMING is located at 577 Great Northern Way, between Main Street (2nd Avenue) and Clark Street (6th Avenue). (See the local map below.)


Parking at the Centre is available for $2 per day. Short-term parking close to the main buildings is available at $1.50 per hour. Holders of valid parking permits from any of the four academic partner institutions institutions may park at the north edge of the property at no charge. Visitors may also request parking passes from the main reception desk at the Centre.


TransLink, Metro Vancouver's transit authority, has both SkyTrain and bus service to the Centre. We are a 10-minute walk from the Main Street-Science World and the VCC-Clark SkyTrain stations, as well as close to the #84 VCC/UBC, #03 Main, #08 Fraser, #19 Kingsway or the #22 Knight St. bus routes. For more information on TransLink and trip-planning, please visit the TransLink website.

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During the opening event, special guest, French artist Djeff Regottaz, will present his world renowned work Hyper Olympic*, featuring a tournament for attendees. *Hyper Olympic is an interactive installation for two that allows players to engage in a remake of Track & Field, with a very physical interface. It has now become a staple at festivals worldwide.

The Hyper Olympic Party - Parizon@dream - Gaite Lyrique - June 9, 2012 - Dekalko from djeff on Vimeo.