Voting is open for the following inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, with Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Animal Crossing among the 12 finalists.
Additionally on the ballot announced Thursday are: FarmVille, FIFA International Soccer, Mattel Football, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Pole Position, Portal, StarCraft, Tron and Where in the World is Carmen San Diego.
“These finalists embody what it means to be a good game,” said Jon-Paul Dyson, overseer of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The Strong gallery, where the hall of fame is housed.
To be accepted, games must have longevity, geographical reach and leave an imprint on the industry and pop culture.
The winners are picked by a international committee of journalists and scholars versed in video games and their part in the society. Fans can say something as a feature of an online “Player’s Choice” ballot through March 25.
The three inductees will have their spot in the hall of fame during a virtual ceremony May 6, joining 28 past honorees that include Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto III, John Madden Football, Pac-Man and Microsoft Solitaire.
The hall inducted its top of the line in 2015 with the goal of recognizing electronic games, all things considered, — arcade, console, computer, handheld, and versatile.