I started volunteering at the International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG) at The Strong Museum of Play. ICHEG collects, studies, and interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other. I am assisting in their archiving process and during this process I come across various objects and questions that I research and explore. And I am passing on what I find to everyone reading this. I volunteer weekly and I hope to have something new to talk about towards the end of every week.
Week 1 – Sega Mark III packaging
This week I worked on scanning cover art for old Japanese Sega Games. Mark III games to be more exact. For those who may not remember, the Mark III was released in Japan in 1985 and then was redesigned and renamed to the Sega Master System for its North American release in 1986. The Mark III was the direct competition to the Nintendo Entertainment System and used a different kind of cartridge called the Sega Card, which was branded as Sega My Card. The Sega Card is the basis for this weeks research. (more…)