Currently, we have about 50,000 items such as “games, consoles, peripherals, arcades”, many of which are said to be extremely rare. Wingefors states that the project “will take decades to complete,” but the group promises to do it perfectly.
I’m very proud to be able to participate @embracergroup Build a game archive. This project is led by my friend Thomas Sunhede, a co-author of a book on the history of video game development in Sweden. pic.twitter.com/tmbosfVSDm
-Martinlindell (@martinlindell) February 18, 2021
The archives may be stored near the Embracer Group headquarters in Varmland, Sweden, but the company plans to create a “satellite exhibit” for its own company about its creative history. We may also create external traveling exhibitions around the world.
The project is led by Thomas Sunhede, co-author of a book on the history of video game development in Sweden. The Embracer Group states that the archive also acts as a “complete reference library for the benefit of the group”.
Elsewhere, the Embracer Group is developing 150 games, 70 of which have been revealed to be completed by March 2022. The company recently acquired Borderlands developer Gearbox Software for $ 1.3 billion in early February.
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