Whoever said it's hard to make games has never met Cassie. This five-year-old girl, along with her father, designed a point and click adventure game in just a single weekend. Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure has since been played worldwide and has been nominated for several awards.
"Best point-n-click adventure I've played in a long time," gushes Ron Gilbert, famed creator of the games Manic Manson and The Secret of Monkey Island.
If you've been unfortunate enough not to see this deliciously fun game yet, now is your chance. The Digital Game Museum will be exhibiting the game at this year's Maker Faire, May 19th and 20th, at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. The Digital Game Museum focuses on the preservation and celebration of classical gaming, examining everything from arcade games in Japan to the birth of computer games right here in the USA. This year, they have chosen to highlight Cassie's magical masterpiece. The game will be playable on large screens, and information about the game and its birth will be readily available. The exhibit will also feature merchandise, real Ponycorns, and original art from the creator herself. This game is quickly finding itself a place in gaming history, and the museum is welcoming it with open arms.
If Ponycorns seem a little too sweet for your tastes, the Digital Game Museum has other ways to explore the world of gaming. Another exhibits will feature the history of adventure gaming and will offer playable demos. Discover games by LucasArts and Sierra, from a time where point and click was a major category in gaming. To get more into the nuts and bolts of games, other exhibits will feature manuals and diagrams of how certain games are put together. Look at how the museum takes care of these too often forgotten relics and enjoy games of yesteryear.
Truly, there is an indulgence for every sort of gamer here. Whether the focus is gaming in history, playing, or the mechanics, visitors will be able to find something to immerse themselves in at the Digital Game Museum booth.