As part of the celebrations to mark it’s 35th anniversary, Space Invaders has been selected to join the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s video game exhibit, Siliconera reports.
The exhibit was launched this year for visitors to try out some of the genre defining games that have been produced. Games like Tetris, Pac-man and flOw were among the original inductees.
Tomohiro Nishikado, the game’s developer, was talking recently to the BBC about the enduring appeal of the game. He said, “Space Invaders wasn’t the result of a sudden flash of inspiration. The concept formed gradually.” The appeal of the game still holds today though, with a rhythm based spin off, Groove Coaster Arcade Edition, slated for release.
The exhibit is hoping to still add around 40 more to the collection in the next few years, to add to the 15 that are now housed there.