The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne announced today that Deus Ex creator Warren Spector will travel to Australia to open the museum's Game Masters exhibition this June.
Spector will be joined by former Lionhead game designer Peter Molyneux and Double Fine's Tim Schafer at the opening of the interactive exhibition, which will showcase the work of celebrated game designers from Australia and overseas through a combination of concept art, interviews, and more than 125 playable games from the arcade era through to new releases.
Spector, Schafer, and Molyneux will take part in public programs, including education and industry programs, during their stay.
Spector made the move to video game development in the late 1980s, working on games including Ultima VI: The False Prophet (1990), Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (1992), Ultima VII: Serpent Isle (1992), and System Shock. In 1997, Spector founded the studio Ion Storm Austin, where he worked on the critically acclaimed Deus Ex. In 2004, he created a new studio called Junction Point, which was later acquired by The Walt Disney Company and resulted in the creation of Disney Epic Mickey (2010).
ACMI's Game Masters will feature Spector alongside the creators of franchises, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Brothers, The Sims, Rock Band, and The Legend of Zelda. Schafer's own exhibit during Game Masters will include playable versions of his games and concept art. The museum has also announced that it will provide fans with an opportunity to hear from Schafer in the coming months.
Game Masters will open at ACMI on June 28 and run through to October 28, 2012.