The Video Game History Foundation

is creating a new future for video gaming's past.

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About The Video Game History Foundation

We're bringing video game history back to life!

The Video Game History Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and teaching the history of video games.

Our archives provide rare material for study, and our advocacy and educational outreach bring everyone together to do their part in celebrating and discovering video game history.

The projects your money supports:

Research Library

We’re building the country’s first dedicated library for the study of video game history! We offer near-complete sets of most North American video game magazines going back to the late 1970s, as well as international publications, foreign language magazines, history and art books, and a wide range of rare historical material.

Source Code Preservation

We believe that there is no better way to study how a game was made than access to its raw materials. We are actively collecting and preserving historical source code and assets, including development tools, raw art, and documentation. In some cases, we’ve even used these collections to bring lost games back to life!

Media Assets Archive

Throughout history, the video game media has been privy to an abundance of art and information that today is priceless for study and presentation. We are actively working with current and former editors and journalists to capture as much of that raw material as possible.

And much more!

Check out our full projects list at our website.

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