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Photograph - Cube Quest

Cube Quest

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    USA (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Newell, Paul Allen, born 1954 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photographic still of an animation on glossy paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince

  • Museum number:

    E.985-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E

This picture is a still from an animation taken from the videogame "Cube Quest", an arcade game released in 1983 by the company Simutrek Inc. Players had to maneuver a space ship through a series of corridors in the Cube.

Physical description

This still from the video game "Cube Quest" shows a tunnel-like setting, where the walls are constructed through an assemblage of identical technical elements resembling gear-wheels. Colouring held in blue tones. In the right corner is an imprint. Print with white narrow border. Signed by the artist on the back.

Place of Origin

USA (made)

Date

ca. 1984 (made)

Artist/maker

Newell, Paul Allen, born 1954 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Photographic still of an animation on glossy paper

Marks and inscriptions

Logo and 'Simutrek'
Printed in right bottom corner of print.
The image was created to be handed out at the 1983 AMOA (Amusement Machine Operators of America) show in New Orleans.

'from "Cube Quest" / Paul Newell [signature]
Signed on back of print.

Dimensions

Length: 25.7 cm, Width: 20.4 cm

Descriptive line

Photographic still from the videogame 'Cube Quest', by Paul Allen Newell, ca.1984.

Production Note

Game 'Cube Quest' was released in 1984.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Gears

Categories

Prints; Photographs; Games

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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