The Strong National Museum of Play has announced it has received a $700,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities toward a new exhibit that will explore gaming's influence on cultural history.
The grant is through the Chairman's Special Award, which the Endowment's guidelines state is awarded usually only once per year to a project that "examines important humanities ideas in new ways and demonstrates the potential to reach especially large audiences."
The exhibit, entitled Digital Worlds, will be split into two parts. The first part, entitled "Level Up," will put museum-goers into the role of a character on a quest and offer opportunities to solve puzzles and overcome other obstacles as they learn about video games in general. The second half, "High Score," focuses on the industry's evolution and the process of development.
Digital Worlds is scheduled to be opened in 2022.