Game Preservation SIG/Monthly Roundups/201002
International Game Developers Association
A very late posting of the newsletter, sorry! Quick bunch of things to go through.
Preservation SIG January 2010 Work
Nothing much to report here. Mainly, make note of the GDC roundtable coming up - it's on Thursday (March 11th), 9am, in Room 1.
If you are interested in helping the SIG work you can handily volunteer for some projects, or create your own if something is missing!
Future Work for February 2010
Please feel free to comment on the usefulnes sof the SIG's activities (or lack thereof) and why you're a member on our mailing list. I'd certainly like to hear your comments!
It's the end of the month right now - but forthcoming, not much planned. People will be getting to GDC however in March, so hopefully some good will come from that meetup! :)
Mailing List Discussions
If you've not joined our mailing list, please do so. We've never tried using our forums it seems :) we stick to old-fangled email. This will eventually change when the IGDA site has some replacement for it, which won't be anytime soon.
February lists some great things going on around in preservation. A public beta of KryoFlux, a machine for getting disk images from old floppy disks, has been completed by the Software Preservation Society. Additionally
For things to read; Melanie Swalwell posts about her article called "Towards the Preservation of Local Computer Game Software: Challenges, strategies, reflections". Additionally there is a The Atlantic article, and a lot of articles related to physical preservation of items too.
Preservation SIG Blog Updates / Links
Have I missed anything this month? Then email it in to preservation_news @ igda.org !
- No news, I'll get around to more frequent updates of the news feed but we have asked for but still not got a "Preservation SIG" RSS feed, so can't offer anything but the general IGDA one yet!
Hope those who make it to GDC have a good roundtable, and expect Henry to post some thoughts from it after the event next month!
IGDA Game Preservation SIG Site/Blog editor