The ‘Computer & Video Game Archive’ at University of Michigan

The ‘Computer & Video Game Archive’ at University of Michigan has taken on the huge task of archiving video games. In their words, they…

“collect materials relating to games for the purpose of academic inquiry, including but not limited to:

  • programming and technology
  • artistic and literary expression
  • social and cultural impact
  • instruction and education

Visitors to the archive can use and play a wide variety of games from the 1970s to the present.”

See the available games and search their catalog >

This is a very cool project, no? Check out there site and Flickr gallery for a walk down memory lane and find titles like Pitfall, Excite Bike, and Joust. You can follow them on  Twitter.