LittleBigPlanet and Grand Theft Auto are to be showcased as part of the ‘British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age’ exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in That London.
Sackboy and Nico have been ’chosen to exemplify British gaming design’ and will be joined by the thoroughly British heroine Lara Croft, a handful of those pesky Lemmings and the classic 8-bit space simulator, Elite.
“We consulted plenty of people in the gaming industry, and it was clear that Lara Croft had to be in there,” said curator Ghislaine Wood.
“She was the first female action character. Lemmings was an historically important early game from DMA in Dundee. Grand Theft Auto by Rockstar, who we’re still in talks with, was the first environment you could drive through. While LittleBigPlanet brings new elements like social and photography into games.”
The exhibition will also feature the ZX Spectrum and an Apple Mac designed by Brit Jonathan Ive. It will run from March 31 to August 12 2012.
Source: Huffington Post