Digital Game Museum

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Digital Game Museum
LocationSilicon Valley
TypeVideo Game Museum
AccreditationCalifornia Association of Museums
DirectorJudith Haemmerle
CuratorBen Wilhelm
Websitewww.digitalgamemuseum.org

The Digital Game Museum is a Video Game Museum located in California. As stated on their website, the museum focuses on "artifacts relating to digital games, game development, game design, and gaming culture."[1] Some of the different displays at the museum show case information about Atari, Steve Jobs, Xbox, and Sega Genesis to name a few.[2]

The museum has corporate sponsors that include: Elgato, Perforce, KryoFlux, Dashing Strike Games, Mandible Games, and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.[3]

Exhibits[edit]

The museum features permanent online exhibits and temporary physical exhibits.

Facts[edit]

  • In 2015 at the California Extreme Classic Arcade Expo, the museum debuted a near-complete cartridge of a canceled Atari 2600 version of Xevious that people could play at the convention.[5] Since the project was abandoned in 1984 this cartridge is the only known surviving version of the game for Atari.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Mission". www.digitalgamemuseum.org. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. ^ Goyal, Priyam. "8 Spots In The South Bay Every Board Game Lover Must Visit". Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  3. ^ "The Digital Game Museum". www.digitalgamemuseum.org. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Evolution of the Console Controller | The Digital Game Museum". www.digitalgamemuseum.org. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Canceled Xevious Atari 2600 Game Alive & Playable". Game Informer. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  6. ^ Museum, Digital Game. "Near-complete Xevious Atari Prototype Discovered". PRLog. Retrieved 7 September 2016.