Game designers and enthusiasts have, for many years, faced the challenges of preserving history in a digital medium. Source code and original designs for a project get lost over time, or data storage methods change and degrade.
Gamers, though, aren’t the only ones facing those challenges. Professional preservationists have their hands full trying to maintain rapidly aging technology. No less an institution than the Library of Congress faces enormous challenges in preserving game culture, the Washington Post reports: