Organizing and Preserving Game Development Artifacts

While game preservation has gained popularity among creators, academics, and cultural heritage institutions, little public preservation work has focused on development artifacts, such as artwork, game design documents, musical scores, test builds, and marketing materials. The Game Research Group at the University of Washington has teamed up with the Video Game History Foundation to solve the problems of preserving and organizing these artifacts.


Marc Schmalz [Doctoral Student, University of Washington / Director of ePublishing, Green Ronin Publishing], Jin Ha Lee [Associate Professor, University of Washington], Shana Bryant [Senior Producer, Private Division, Take-Two Interactive], Kelsey Lewin [Co-Owner, Pink Gorilla Games / / Communications Director, Video Game History Foundation]