The first 6 six honorees of the Strong Museum for the video games Hall of Fame was chosen, but sadly, some major names were omitted in the process.
Pong, Super Mario Bros, Pac-Man, World of Warcraft, Tetris, and DOOM, were the first video games to qualify to win for the new Hall of Fame.
Pong was alluded for its influence on pop culture when it debuted in 1972, and Pac-Man on it’s coming out in 1982 and Tetris’s entrance to the video gamingscene in 1984.
Upon the release of Super Mario Bros in the late 1980s, the failing market for video games was resurrected, while World of Warcraft was chosen for its multiplayer modes and Doom gained infamy for its ability to allow for user modifications and violent gameplay, helping spawn a DIY game programmers market who had built add-ons based on the game engine of Doom.
“The games in the inaugural class of The Strong’s World Video Gamed Hall of Fame span multiple decades, countries of origin, and gaming platforms, but all have significantly affected the video game industry, popular culture, and society in general,” the Museum declared in a statement.
Some noted titles, which included the likes of Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda and Space Invaders were nominated as finalists but did not make it to the first class cut.
Other games nominated were Pokemon, The Oregon Trail, and Sonic the Hedgehog, but did not make the cut due to their lack of impression on popular culture.
The National Museum of Play, the Margaret Woodbury-Strong Museum of Play library branch in New York City runs the Hall of Fame.
Those who are interested can add their own nominations in the forums.