|Italy unveils videogames museum|
|Posted: 02.11.2010 11:42 by Simon Priest||Comments: 1|
ViGaMus will be unveiled at the Videogame Developer Conference in Rome, which takes place December 3rd to the 4th. It will play host to exhibitions.
This helps build "skill sets and inspiration" into the Italian videogames industry, said IVDC boss Marco Accordi Rickards. ViGaMus shows Italy's "ambition".
Funny, I thought that Romans did that. ViGaMus will be situated near the Piazza Mazzini in central Rome, and is scheduled to complete next year. It focuses on both the history of videogames and current trends, as well as hosts seminars and exhibits.
"ViGaMus is the first of a raft of ambitious projects which sees the Italian videogames industry, Italian government and private investors working closely together towards a common goal," said Rickards, who is also director of the Italian Association For The Interactive Multimedia Movement - Videogame Culture.
"Building enterprise, skill sets and inspiration into the Italian videogames industry, ViGaMus sends a message to the world that Italy is confident, innovative and open for business.”
"Overall, the ViGaMus project is a clear indication of Italy’s ambition within the videogames industry,” he adds. “We need good and great ideas for the industry to move forward and projects such as ViGaMus will work very well to help provide the necessary inspiration.”
Leaning towers, a Coliseum (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium) of blood and sand ...now they get a videogame museum - truly those Italians have it all.