Play It Again I: Games Collection

Australia and New Zealand, 1980s


The Play It Again I project aimed to create a playable history of Australasian video games for industry, community and research purposes, by building on existing research into the history of Beam Software and their games from the 1980s.

This collection comprises physical games donated to ACMI for the project, audio captures and game emulation files – some created at ACMI as part of the project research and some harvested from external web repositories.

The multi-faceted project brought multidisciplinary expertise to bear on the areas of collections, preservation, accessibility, fan knowledge, and the telling of histories about Australia’s digital game history.

The project was undertaken by ACMI in partnership with Flinders University, University of Melbourne, The New Zealand Film Archive, Berlin Computerspiele Museum, and the Research Trust of Victoria University of Wellington. It was funded via the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme, which funds collaborative projects between University researchers and Partner Organisations.

The project was completed in 2015.

Works in this group

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Australia New Zealand
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Object Types

Computer game/Game

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

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