University of Texas rummaging around Lord British's storage closet
WildKard (12186), Apr 29, 2007
The Austin-American Statesman is reporting (registration possibly required) that the University of Texas' Center for American history is receiving new historical materials relating to videogames. Specifically developers such as Richard Garriott, Warren Spector, George "the Fatman" Sanger are going through their basements, attics or whathaveyou and finding all kinds of materials to donate. This includes promotional material as well as design documents, memos and old PC Gaming magazines.
As someone who's currently doing his own "spring cleaning" and finding that I have dozens of computer and/or game-related boxes, I can definitely sympathize with the need to "find a good home" for some of this material. Hopefully the materials in this new archive will become invaluable for the hundreds of students and researchers destined to analyze the art, conception and organization of game design.
This news story is a week old and comes via the good folks at WCNews (Wing Commander CIC), whose website I was surfing earlier today. To give them a quick plug: this website has been consistently , over the past 10 years, been finding news and general fandom relating to the