Orange Regional Museum will be transformed into an immersive and interactive game zone with a free exhibition from August 8.
The exhibition titled Code Breakers celebrates the achievements of women working in the games industry.
Orange City Council services committee chair Scott Munro said this exhibition is a real eye-opener.
"When you come to terms with the fact that women only account for 10 per cent of the games industry compared to the 50 per cent of players they represent it truly puts things into perspective," he said.
The game makers featured in the exhibition include producer at League of Geeks, co-founder of Girl Geek Academy Lisy Kane, independent game developer and director of Escape From Woomera Katharine Neil; founder and managing director of Metia Interactive and recipient of a New Zealand Order of Merit for her service to the gaming industry Maru Nihoniho and co-founder and studio director of Media Molecule Siobhan Reddy.
Visitors can get hands-on with an array of playable games made by Australian and New Zealand women.
Staff will be cleaning game stations regularly, and disinfectant wipes and hand sanitiser will also be available for visitors to use, along with other measures outlined in museum's COVIDsafe plan.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd encourages local residents and those visiting the area to see the exhibition over the next 10 weeks.
"Some of these women would often go unnoticed, so this exhibition is the perfect way to educate people from the current generations about the history of the industry," he said.
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