First permanent videogame museum
纪录保持者
Computerspielemuseum Berlin
纪录成绩
first first
地点
德国 (Berlin)
打破时间
1997

Founded in 1997, the Computerspielemuseum Berlin, in Berlin, Germany, was the first dedicated videogame museum. Initially operating as a physical museum, the institution moved online in the year 2000, before opening its current location on Karl-Marx-Allee on 21 January 2011. The museum holds over 300 items in its permanent exhibition “Computerspiele. Evolution eines Mediums” ("Computer Games. Evolution of a Medium"), including various arcade cabinets including Computer Space, Pong, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders.


Among the museum's more unusual exhibits are the original valve-operated early German computer game Nimrod from 1951 and the PainStation from 2001, an adapted version of Pong that literally punishes the player whenever they lose a point with "an electric shock or a hit from the whiplash".

The museum also has a Poly-Play cabinet, the first and only videogame machine produced in the former East Germany (GDR) by VEB Polytechnik Karl-Marx-Stadt.