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About The MADE

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment is Oakland’s Video Game Museum.

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment is a non-profit 501c3 located in Oakland, focused on inspiring the next generation of game developers through not only preserving the history of video games, but making them fully playable. We are the first and only all-playable video game museum in the world. We aren't here just because we love video games; we're here because over the past ten years, we have seen firsthand how important they are to everyone.

From the beginning, The MADE has always been a labor of love, both from our staff and our community. 80% of our revenue comes from admission to the museum, which means that we were very heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In August of 2020, we made the decision to move our collection of over 12,000 games and systems into storage. We plan on staying in storage for up to two years while we raise the money to create the video game museum of our dreams. In order to keep the magic of video games going during this tough time, we depend on donations from people just like you who also understand that magic and that importance. Even a small monthly donation can have a really big impact for us.

In the past, we used our Patreon to directly support our efforts to preserve offline MMOs, starting with Habitat. Thus far, we have brought that game back for free online play at Going forward, all funds here will directly support The MADE's free programming classes for kids, community events, game preservation initiatives, and our daily operating costs, as well as put money towards opening our brand new space.

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