IGDA Pushes for Game Preservation

The Game Preservation Special Interest Group (SIG) of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) recently published a new report called Before It's Too Late: A Digital Game Preservation White Paper. The report, which was also published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Play, details the possibility that our culture could lose many of the games that have helped shape its development over the last 20-30 years.

"If we fail to address the problems of game preservation, the digital games of today will disappear, perhaps within a few decades. We will lose access to the history and culture of contemporary games and find it impossible to trace their influence on other forms of play, leisure, entertainment, communication, learning, and work," the report states.

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