The Computer and Video Game Archive in the lower level (basement) of the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library collects materials relating to games for the purpose of academic inquiry, including but not limited to:
Visitors to the archive can use and play a wide variety of games from the 1970s to the present. To see a list of some of the games available, search the subject video games in the catalog.
To contact the CVGA, you can send e-mail to email@example.com or call 734-763-6533.
Feel free to check out these links to read about the things you can do at the archive.
To give you an idea of what goes on in the CVGA, here is a list of class sessions previously taught in the archive.
To give you an idea of what the CVGA has to offer, here are some examples of past game research involving the archive.
The Computer & Video Game Archive has been featured via several media outlets.
Here is a list of game archives and museums that are also interested in preserving games.
Here is a list of academic game collections that are similar to ours.
In addition to our own game design resources, here is a list of game design labs throughout the U.S.
Examples of game conferences that are commonly held in the U.S. There are also many great international conferences that aren't listed.