11 Jul

The Videogame History Museum needs your help. Curators John Hardie, Sean Kelly and Joe Santulli (also Classic Gaming Expo organizers) posted a Kickstarter campaign – currently at $6,850/$30,000 – to raise money for the maintenance of the archive. Prizes for giving money range from T-shirts to a lifetime membership at the Museum.

“The museum we envision will be all-inclusive, comprehensive and interactive,” the Video Game History Museum mission statement reads, “Unlike some of the other efforts we’ve seen put forth which have a limited focus, our intention is to cover it all!”

“Every game made for every system, every piece of promotional material made for each game, every revision of every console with specific notes as to the differences, the design progression, etc.. As it stands today, our collection is well on its way to achieving this goal, but there are holes that can only be filled by making more and more people aware of our archive.

“With your help we can accomplish our goal of a physical museum location open to the public within the next eight years. Initially the funds raised through this Kickstarter project will be used to make our collection more mobile and give it a permanent home.”

“Currently the bulk of our collection is in storage in Las Vegas where we have ready access to it as it goes on display each year at Classic Gaming Expo. A large portion of it is also stored in our homes in the Midwest and east coast. With a more suitable location in the Silicon Valley area, we would like to finally bring everything together under one roof.”