Even though we have around 80 000 gaming items we of course miss a lot.
Nobody knows how many video games there are out there, but a wild estimate might be around 300 000 physical games. Not counting variants of those!
We luckily don’t preserve digital games at the moment, as that amount is probably over 5 million games.
Please contact me at email@example.com if you want to sell or donate to us.
Right now we are especially searching for big collections of:
Also of interest:
Brazilian games, South Korean games, Taiwanese games
For us at Embracer Games Archive, games are an important part of our shared history. Games are works of art that have influenced and inspired people and culture over the past decades. Our ambition is to be a small part of the greater work being done to preserve gaming history through our archive of physical games.
The idea for the archive came from Embracer’s CEO Lars Wingefors, who has worked in the games industry for a long time and also is a private collector. As both the game collection and the Embracer group grew, came the idea to create an archive where the games in the collection could be given a greater purpose.
Being a patron of video games history, the goal of the archive is to be a part of the community that preserves and documents games history by collaborating with institutions, grass root movements, journalists, researchers, publishers and studios – not only for the Embracer group but for the whole industry. By doing so we promote and help build the heritage of games which is something that will benefit the entire games industry in the long run..
Our mission is to have an archive of physical games as extensive as possible. With the purpose of contributing to the joint preservation of video game culture and history.
Basically yes, we are seeking games, consoles, computers, and accessories released for the consumer market.
We are happy to collaborate with initiatives to preserve and document games. If you have an inquiry please do not hesitate to contact us.
At the moment the archive contains over 80,000 different games, consoles, and accessories.
The groups we are aiming to help and give access to the archive are people in the games industry, researchers, schools and other institutions. It is not possible to have the archive open to the public. Our hope is that our homepage and social media will give insight into the work being done by the team in the archive.
Please contact our retro gaming advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the Tour the Archive section and our blogpost to get a better view of the archive. You can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter. See links on this page.