Fans and Videogames published!

The anthology Fans and Videogames: Histories, Fandom, Archives, edited by Melanie Swalwell, Helen Stuckey, and Angela Ndalianis, has now been published by Routledge. Thanks to all […]

PhD thesis

Congratulations to newly minted PhD, Helen Stuckey, who wrote her thesis as part of Play It Again. Helen’s thesis, entitled “Remembering Australian Videogames of the 1980s: What […]

Japanese visit

Dr Akinori Nakamura (Ritsumeikan University, Japan) visited with members of the Play It Again team this week to learn about the game preservation work we have […]

Short film

Melanie Swalwell, Project Leader of Play It Again, launched a short 6 min film on her Future Fellowship research project into ‘Creative Microcomputing’ last month. The film features […]


Play it Again presented a panel “How can we save our games history?” at PAX Australia’s three day massive games festival – part of Melbourne’s International Games […]


In October, Helen Stuckey presented “What Retrogamers can teach the Museum” at the 2015 Museums and the Web Asia Pacific Conference, an annual international conference exploring […]

Wishlist of Aus games

Here is the list of games we are targeting for collection and preservation. We have some of them, but would love duplicates, and others we haven’t […]

CFP: Game History and the Local

Game history did not unfold uniformly and the particularities of space and place matter. Yet many digital game and software histories are silent with respect to […]

Game Developer's Conference

In early March, Melanie Swalwell gave an invited presentation on Play It Again’s Popular Memory Archive at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco.  GDC is a huge […]