The Classic Gaming Expo organizers were successful in their Kickstarter donation campaign to raise funds for a Video Game History Museum. Setting a goal of $30,000, the directorial team (Joe Santulli, Sean Kelly, and John Hardie) managed $50,266 from over 350 backers.The Sunnyvale, CA-based museum will now be able to house rare and unique items from gaming’s past – both software and hardware – from the Santulli and Co.’s personal collections, as well as any credible donations from outside parties. The team also hopes to create a mobile exhibit for conventions and trade expos.
“My eyes literally welled-up with tears and a chill rolled down my spine,” organizer Joe Santulli in an update to the Kickstarter campaign page. “It’s truly heartwarming to see that so many of you not only share that passion with us, but that you see it burning strong enough in us that even in these tough economic times, you’ve pledged your hard-earned money to help launch the Video Game History Museum.”
Is a Video Game History Museum something you’d pay money to see, EGs? Give us your thoughts – and ideas for potential exhibits – in the comments section!