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Videogame exhibition comes to County Hall

The artistic creativity present in computer games will be recognised this weekend in a special exhibition at the County Hall Gallery, showcasing some of the stunning artwork used in the development of the Myst series.

Myst IV


The exhibition will showcase costumes, sketches, screenshots, and development secrets which present an interactive experience allowing the viewer to 'get inside the painting' and explore an imaginary world. For its many fans Myst IV Revelation – to be launched at the exhibition – is not only an incredible visual experience but also a story worthy of the best novels. Visitors will also be presented with a wealth of information about the game, including an in-depth look at the Myst IV Revelation creators themselves.

"The Myst series has developed over the last decade to become one of the most beautiful and well-loved games in the world of videogames," commented John Parkes, marketing director at Ubisoft. "We are pleased that everyone who put so much time, effort and, most of all, passion into the making of the Myst series can be rewarded with this recognition from the art world."

Jenny Bidwell, Head of Marketing at County Hall Gallery – home of the permanent Dali Universe exhibition – added: "Dali's dreamlike and surreal landscapes provide the ideal backdrop for Myst's fantastical virtual world. Salvador Dali and Myst both strive to push the boundaries and challenge our perceptions of reality."

The exhibition runs from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 September at the County Hall Gallery on the South Bank. The show will be open 10am-6pm and admission is free.

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