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American computer game company to present exhibition at MOCA

2010/08/02 18:15:42

Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) American computer game company BlizzardEntertainment will soon open a unique exhibition at the Museum ofContemporary Art in Taipei featuring 800 creative works connected tofamous computer games.

"This is the first time that Blizzard Entertainment will hold anexhibition in Asia, " the museum's Beatrice Kao told the Central NewsAgency.

She said curator Tim Campbell will arrive in Taipei on August 9to arrange the event, which is slated to begin on August 20.

The exhibition, titled "Fights, Flights, & Frights -- Inside theStorm, " will showcase paintings, sculptures of game characters,interactive installations and videos drawn from well-known computergames, such as StarCraft, Diablo and WarCraft.

"Audiences can also learn the process of creating a game throughthe exhibition," Kao said.

The works in the exhibit, dating back to 1995, will revealaesthetic and interesting aspects of video games, she added.

Blizzard Entertainment, an American video game developer andpublisher based in Irvine, California, has developed many populargames and drawn millions of players from around the world to itsonline productions.

"The process used to make these games, including that used forthe newly released StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, will also beunveiled at the event," Kao said.

StarCraft II is a science fiction video game with 12 millionplayers worldwide, according to the company. WarCraft is also verypopular and has been developed into books and comics, with a filmalso in the works, according to organizers.

In addition to works from professional artists, the exhibit willalso display paintings by game players from different countries.

The exhibition will run through October 10.

(By Sunnie Chen)