06 Sep 2021 2:16 PM +00:00

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gets Online Exhibition At The National Videogame Museum

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is receiving an online exhibition through the National Videogame Museum, cataloguing the experiences players felt across the COVID-19 pandemic.

Calling this the "Animal Crossing Diaries" exhibit, that's designed to let people "explore the thoughts, feelings and experiences of Animal Crossing players during the pandemic." Having previously put out an open call for stories, NVM's now selectively curated that for others to experience.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gets Online Exhibition At The National Videogame Museum

As part of their press release, NVM confirmed:

The project was initially conceived as a response to the Covid-19 global pandemic, and an examination into the role that videogames played for their users in that period of unprecedented social isolation. This exhibition takes an innovative approach in collecting videogame history that forefront the players’ histories with the game. This opens up new ways of collecting, archiving and showcasing videogame histories, and record for the first time a highly meaningful but ephemeral and intangible experience through the perspective of its players. Through an extensive oral history initiative, the exhibition also presents a vital and innovative way to understand players’ intimate experiences with the game during this time.

You can see the full thread outlining this below:

Located in Sheffield, UK, NVM was first established back in 2015, aiming to celebrate gaming and preserve the culture. It's an excellent idea and considering there's nearly 33 million Animal Crossing: New Horizons players, this idea's sure to resonate with others. You can find more details in the links above.

Source: GamesRadar