WE ARE BUILDING AN ARCHIVE TO EMBRACE THE HISTORY OF GAMES
For us, games are more than just games. Its culture! It is something created by great people with creative ideas. By building a large archive of physical games, we want to preserve and tribute the games culture for a long period of time.
My name is David Boström and I´m the CEO of the Embracer Games Archive. I have been given the honourable task to lead the work of building up this unique Games Archive. Imagine a place where all physical video games, consoles and accessories are gathered at the same place. And think about how much that could mean for games' culture and enabling video games research. This journey has just been started and we are at an early stage. But already now, we have a large collection to take care of at the Embracer Games Archive’s premises in Karlstad, Sweden. A team of experts has been recruited and will start building the foundation for the archive. At Embracer Games Archive, we believe that games carry a heritage worth celebrating and safeguarding for the future. Our goal is clear – We want to archive and save as much of the video games industry as possible.
Sadly, they rarely even sell physical editions of PC games unless you pledge to some insane kickstarter tier. Which I've done a few times for that reason alone.
I always loved my PC game boxes. Oldest I still have is the C64 version of Pool of Radiance, the oldest one I still own. Partially, anyway, since it's very ragged. Here's a pic of my current shelf display:
I had about twice as many of these, but my (then) wife, when we moved to a smaller place, demanded I sell off my collection. I did, partially, but kept as much as I could. Namely the games that mattered to me.
But just as DVD case. There are only very few console games which get a nice CE while PC games don't.Yes, but they still do that for console games ! - Which makes me jealous : What have console players what PC players have not … ?
That's still a nice collection you might want to bring into a decent shape. Collectors will especially hate you for what you do to the boxes for the left. Stacking them sideways is quite unhealthy for your boxes as it squishes and deforms them.
One should put a shelf with ancient/old game boxes into Fallout via a mod. Heh.