Embracer Group has announced the Embracer Games Archive, the archive that aims to preserve every retail game that has ever been released.
Embracer Group has announced the birth of the Embracer Games Archive , a giant video game archive that aims to “archive and save as much of the gaming industry as possible”. The archive, located in Karlstad in Sweden, currently contains around 50,000 titles, consoles and accessories from the past.
Imagine a place where all physical video games, consoles and accessories are gathered in the same place ”, reads the message from the CEO of Embracer Games Archive, David Boström published on a dedicated section of the Embracer website. “ And think about what that could mean for gaming culture and enabling video game research. This journey has just begun and we are at an early stage.
In the Embracer Games Archive, we believe that games represent a heritage worth celebrating and safeguarding for the future. Our goal is clear: we want to archive and save as much of the video game industry as possible
To date, the archive is already in the hands of a large team, made up of the aforementioned CEO David Boström, archivists, assistants, technical engineers and supply managers. The goal is to continue to expand more and more over time to include any retail work that has ever been published in order to raise public awareness on the importance of videogame culture and its promotion.
The curators of the archive also explained that they have already started a series of collaborations with museums, institutions and newspapers interested in the preservation of video games. Looking ahead, the Embracer’s body also plans to organize special events and exhibitions around the world.
- Embracer Games Archive (embracer.com)