March 12, 2007

Video Game Preservation and the Canon

by Nick Montfort · , 11:12 am

Take a look at the New York Times article on video game preservation, discussing curator Henry Lowood’s list of canonical video games. He picked the ten games with Matteo Bittanti, Christopher Grant, Steve Meretzky, and Warren Spector. These “most important video games of all time” are:

I guess this settles one thing – Zork must be a video game. I wonder which is the canonical platform for the games on the list that are cross-platform?