The World Video Game Hall of Fame nominates Animal Crossing, Portal

The Strong National Museum of Play has actually revealed the 2021 finalists for the World Computer Game Hall of Popularity. There are lots of familiar video games amongst this year’s choice: Animal Crossing, Call of Task, FarmVille, FIFA International Soccer, Guitar Hero, Mattel Football, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Lead, Website, StarCraft, Tron, and Where worldwide is Carmen Sandiego?

The Hall of Popularity is suggested to acknowledge “individual electronic games of all types — arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile — that have enjoyed popularity over a sustained period and have exerted influence on the video game industry or on popular culture and society in general,” according to the statement.

This year has a different crop of candidates. Animal Crossing is admired for being “a success with casual and advanced gamers alike” that generated plenty more follows up. Valve’s Website made the candidate for being “a major advance in puzzle games.”

“Portal provided a unique gaming experience accompanied by witty dialogue, an ever-twisting plotline, and unforgettable characters,” The Strong National Museum of Play composed in the candidate statement. “It sold a respectable four million copies, but it was most lauded for its technical and design achievements.”

In previous years, 4 to 6 video games have actually gone on to get in the Hall of Popularity. 2020’s conscripts were Minecraft, Bejeweled, Centipede, and King’s Mission.

The last choices for 2021 will be revealed at The Strong museum on Thursday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.