Internet Arcade: an Archive of Video Games

Year of production: 2020

Image is illustrative. By Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash.

This web-based archive of coin-operated video games from the 1970s up to the 1990s is a fun way to talk about the history of gaming, the addictive nature of it and the development of the software and technologies. Or it can just be a fun walk down memory lane. The games have been emulated in JSMAME and are a part of the JSMESS software package. Just pick a game and hit „Begin”!


The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.Started archiving the Internet itself in since 1996, the Internet Archive has 20+ years of web history accessible through the Wayback Machine works with 625+ library and other partners through Archive-It program to identify important web pages.In 2020 the Internet Archive provides digital versions of 330 billion web pages, 20 million books and texts, 4.5 million audio recordings (including 180,000 live concerts), 4 million videos (including 1.6 million Television News programs), 3 million images, and 200,000 software programs.