March 8th 2005 marked a historic day in gaming. The first six stars in the Walk of Game were officially unveiled in San Francisco; a monument mirroring the star studded Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Two stars honored the lifetime achievement of Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong) and Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari and creator of Pong), and four honored the influential games and characters; Halo, Link, Mario and Sonic The Hedgehog.
Between October 1st and October 31st 2005 gamers around the world will once again cast their votes for the next Walk of Game inductees at www.walkofgame.com. The winners in both Lifetime Achievement and Games/Character categories will receive a customized 24?x24? steel star permanently installed at San Francisco?s Metreon.
The Nominees for the 2006 Walk of Game:
* Lifetime Achievement:
John Carmack (Doom, Quake), Peter Molyneux (Populous, Fable), Sid Meier (Civilization, Pirates!), Toru Iwatani (Pac-Man), Will Wright (Sim Series)
Castlevania, Civilization, Donkey Kong, Doom, EverQuest, Final Fantasy, Fox McCloud (Star Fox), Frogger, Grand Theft Auto, Half-Life, Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), Madden NFL, Mortal Kombat, Myst, Pac-Man, Pitfall Harry (Pitfall!), Pong, Quake, Resident Evil, Samus Aran (Metroid), Space Invaders, StarCraft, Street Fighter II, Tetris, The Sims
Voting will be held, and a real-time ranking of nominees will be available, at www.walkofgame.com throughout October. The results will be posted in November. The 2006 induction ceremony is slated for the spring, and will lead into next year?s Game Developers Conference.
Gamers worldwide can vote now at www.walkofgame.com.