Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment opens

The Oakland, Calif.-based Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (The MADE) opens a new playable exhibit entitled "Women in Game Development."

Despite its (sometimes well-deserved) reputation for being a boy's club, women developers have always played an important role in the creation of video games. Now they're being recognized by the MADE in a new exhibit that opens this weekend.

This Sunday from 12-6 P.M. is the premiere of the exhibit, which highlights the work of women throughout the history of video games. Here's a list of the women being recognized, along with the specific games they're being recognized for:

  • Roberta Williams - King's Quest 1
  • Carol Shaw - River Raid
  • Reiko Kodama - Phantasy Star
  • Yoko Shinomura - Street Fighter II
  • Danielle Bunten Berry - Seven Cities of Gold
  • Amy Henning - Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • Corrinne Yu - Anachronox >Kim Swift - Portal

More details about the new exhibit have been posted to The MADE's web site.

The MADE's opening is free to the public, all ages are welcome. The MADE is located at 610 16th St., Suite 230 in Oakland. More details and directions are available online.

The MADE has been open since 2011 and focuses on the preservation of video and computer games; it offers free programming classes and playable exhibitions, lectures, tournaments and more. It's open weekends from 12-6; admission is free.