Small City in Iowa Has Big Dreams to Build Video Game Hall of Fame
Ottumwa, Iowa has a population of only 25,000 people. This weekend video game fans from all over celebrated Big Bang 2010 there, which marked the anniversary of Pac-Man. But the town has even bigger plans in mind. They want to create an International Video Game Hall of Fame.
"We want to be the most complete archive of video game history," explains Dan Canny, vice president of the Hall of Fame board. "Maybe we had no business stepping up and doing this, but we're doing it."
The city would welcome the opportunity to create new jobs because their unemployment rate is at a staggering 9.2 percent; however it doesn't look like this Hall of Fame will be built any time soon. Millions of dollars still need to be raised in order to turn this dream into a reality.
Would you travel to Iowa to visit an International Video Game Hall of Fame?