Embracer Games Archive has been revealed, allowing gamers to get their hands on classic titles from the publisher. In a new announcement on the publisher’s website, they detailed their goal with this initiative. The project is still in the early stages right now, but it’s quickly coming together. Already, the project is getting huge. The project already has “50,000 games, consoles, and accessories in Karlstad, Sweden.” And it has several goals for the near future, which it lays out. “Next phase: Build a database and start cataloging in 2022.”
Here’s what the mission statement says right now:
“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.”
The team behind the project is encouraging people to get in touch if they have anything to contribute. The idea that the game archive is pursuing is to create an archive that allows the company to “collaborate with initiatives, museums, and institutions, provide help to researchers and journalists with inquiries.” Embracer Games Archive will then allow these institutions to engage in research and other efforts with support directly from the database.
Further beyond that, the company is trying to get a long-term partnership with museums to “exhibit parts of the archive locally and through satellite exhibitions at other locations.” It’s a pretty ambitious goal for a game archive, I can’t wait to see where it goes.
Embracer Group has been on a real tear in recent months, making acquisitions all over the games industry. Their most recent move has allowed them to snap up major US operations of Square Enix in a landmark deal. Before that, Embracer managed to acquire a controlling stake in Gearbox.