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Open World Arcade

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Akron Art Museum

1 South High Street

Akron, OH 44308

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Press Play! For one day, our galleries and lobby will transform into the Open World Arcade.

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Try out some of the classic video games that inspired artists in the exhibition Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art. Plus: explore a showcase of indie tabletop and video games and meet their designers. This family-friendly event offers fun for gamers of all levels. Can you earn the top score?

Choose from 3 arcade sessions (you are NOT required to leave after your session):

  • 11 am – 1 pm
  • 1 – 3 pm
  • 3 – 5 pm

$10 members, $24/nonmembers, Free for children 12 and under*

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required. Not a member? Join here!

Open World Arcade is made possible with support from the Ohio Arts Council.

*Email promotions that stated "Free for children 17 and under" were sent in error. We apologize for the confusion.

Classic video games by Games Done Legit including Super Mario Maker, Duck Hunt, Space Invaders, Tetris, Pong, Street Fighter II, four-player Zelda: Four Swords and more! These are not emulations: experience real vintage console and arcade hardware. Zelda: Four Swords is a rare multiplayer version of the game, and Streetfighter II will be playable on a giant screen.

Come into the galleries and join our staff for a variety of in-person gallery games and tour Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art

Indie video and tabletop games include:

  • Airlock by Robert Lauer and Colin Wolfe (Akron, OH)
  • Ancient Technologies by csanyk (Lakewood, OH)
  • Brukel by Bob De Schutter (Cincinnati, OH)
  • BvR by Ethan Ham & Scott Cavanah (Peoria, IL)
  • Cold Calling by Can't Get Enough Games (Chicago, IL)
  • Dr. Smalls and the Giant Who Forgot His Name by GPLabz (Kent, OH)
  • Flip & Find's Diner by Spontaneously Combustible Games (Cleveland, OH)
  • Flux by Mars Ashton (Detroit, MI)
  • Fragile Equilibrium by Andy Phelps and the School of Communication at American University (Washington, DC)
  • HOUSTON by Zolaire (Seattle, WA)
  • Lost and Found : Order in the Court - The Party Game by MAGIC Spell Studios (Rochester, NY)
  • Nine Hole Roll by Robert E. and Marilyn J. Merchant (Akron, OH)
  • Odds and Deep Ends by Lexi and Kieran (Columbus, OH)
  • Quarturn by Andy Malone (Detroit, MI)
  • Robo Puzzle Smash by Pxlplz, LLC (West Orange, NJ)
  • When Rivers Were Trails by Indian Land Tenure Foundation and Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab at Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI and Minneapolis, MN)
  • Window Pains by Chubby Worm Games (North Canton, OH)

Selection of indie games pictured below.

Open World Arcade is made possible with support by the Ohio Arts Council with additional support support by Hilton Garden Inn Akron.

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