Over the past decades computer games have become an established part of a rapidly transforming media landscape. As such they cannot be ignored by cultural heritage institutions. The ephemeral and interactive qualities of games do require a varied and flexible approach to their preservation. Various methods of preservation must be combined in order to do justice to the various aspects of games as cultural heritage. A playful attitude towards the preservation of computer games will help archives to navigate this complex and at times daunting task.

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Publisher Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Project Game On!
Rights CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)
de Vos, J. (2018). The Game-shaped Archive. Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.