The Videogame History Museum doesn't exist. But it could exist if the project gets enough help during the last few days of fundraising. The organizers of the Classic Gaming Expo, Joe Santulli, Sean Kelly, and John Hardie, hope to reach their fundraising goal of $30,000 in the next nine days. If they can do it, they've pledged to create a permanent home for their collection of over 30,000 objects of gaming antiquity in Silicon Valley and put together a mobile unit that they'll send to as many gaming trade shows as possible. They were one of our favorite parts of this year's E3, but just getting the small subset of the full collection took the three of them over two months of preparation. With a mobile unit they'd be much more... err, mobile.
The project is accepting donations through Kickstarter and has gone from less than $15,000 pledged last Friday to about $25,000 today, but it still needs help. If they can meet this initial benchmark, Santulli, Kelly, and Hardie hope to continue to gather donations on the road, eventually opening a larger public space to educate people and permanently preserve the beginnings of our quickly evolving pastime. If you'd like to contribute, more information can be found on the Kickstarter page. Donations are due on Thursday, Sept 1 at 1:31 EDT. Meanwhile, here's our time with the small chunk of their impressive collection.
Aug 22, 2011