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Tempe Time Machine - Pixel Projects

  • Date: 06/17/2020  (all day)

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The Tempe History Museum has turned its annual Tempe Time Machine (TTM) free summer program into a digital experience! We're featuring hands-on crafts, activities, online playable games and videos that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home each Wednesday in June and July.

Each year's program is created to complement the museum's featured exhibit; 2020's Video Invaders exhibit is the inspiration for this summer's TTM theme, Video Games Through the Decades.

The June 17 theme Pixel Projects is a fun mix of vintage and current 8-bit games and projects.

A new set of activities will be released each week, with all activities from previously-released dates remaining available on the site for you to explore and enjoy throughout the summer. Visit to start playing today!

June 3: Old-School Originals Day - Activities inspired by video games from the 1970s

June 10: Rad & Retro Game Day - Activities highlighting vintage video games from the 1980s and 1990s.

June 17: Pixel Projects - A fun mix of vintage and current 8-bit games and projects.

June 24: Sports Game Day - Sports video games throughout the decades.

July 1: Simulation Station - Activities inspired by current and nostalgic simulation games

July 8: Arcade Day - Crafts, activities, and games featuring and inspired by classic cabinet-style arcade games.

July 15: Racing Game Day - Highlighting racing game favorites throughout the decades.

July 22: Cosplay Day - Featuring some of our favorite cosplay examples and crafts from various games.

July 29: Today's Faves Game Day - A day all about some of our most beloved current games.

Video Games and Race: Focusing on games created by Black developers, as well as the experiences of Black gamers. Learn about the intersection between race, racism, representation, and video games.

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