Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn (Telliskivi Loomelinnak) opened its doors to a museum about video games called LVLup! Warp Zone. Visitors can also play a number of games on consoles provided by the museum.
Camille Laurelli, co-founders of the museum, said: "There was no access to Western video games in Estonia and other Eastern European countries until the 1990s. One of the consoles, Dendy's "Famiclone" which was the illegal version of Nintendo's "Famicom", became very popular in Eastern European countries. People could play the games in the basements of game clubs for a few Estonian kroons or rent specific equipment for the same amount."
The visitors can play with historical exhibits in the museum – the game room includes consoles from the 1980s and machines from the modern age. For example, Estonia's first computer game "Space Road" is represented in the exhibition and can be played with the Windows 2000 operating system.
The atmosphere of the room is created by artefacts and Soviet interior design.
LVLup! The Warp Zone is open from July 1 until August 30. More information about the playroom event can be found here.
Editor: Katriin Eikin Sein