Videogames have come a long way since the days of the Odyssey and Atari, yet even decades later old titles like Pong and Duck Hunt continue to influence new generations of games. One group of men, responsible for the Classic Gaming Expo, want to ensure that gaming history is preserved for the future and have launched a project on Kickstarter in order to raise enough money to start a Video Game History Museum.
The planned museum will house the combined collections of the same trio who started the CGE, John Hardie, Sean Kelly and Joe Santulli, all of whom have made a career out of preserving video game history. As well as serving to display the history of gaming and honor those who started it all, there will be displays for consoles and games (some of which never made it to release), hardware and software designs, along with press kits and magazines to name just a fraction of what they have amassed over the years. In addition there will be interactive exhibits (this is a video game museum after all) and special events with the hope to one day host the Classic Gaming Expo there.
Anyone interested can donate as little as five dollars or as much as $10,000, with most donations earning some sort of reward, like your name on a plaque of founding donors. That little treat will only cost you $1,000 which is about as much as it would cost to buy fifteen brand new video games. The project will be running until September 1st, and even if you aren't interested in donating, you can always watch the video they have up, which may have been recorded on a camera from the Atari generation.
The Videogame History Museum [Kickstarter - Thanks, Cataract]