The project was founded in 2015 by Dr. Adrian Shaw, a professor at Temple University and author of Gaming at the Edge: Sexuality and Gender at the Limits of Gamer Culture. That happened after GayGamer.Net, an online archive of LGBTQIA history in games, went offline. Since then, it has relied on research assistants and volunteers from various Temple University to become a new source of historical preservation for LGBTQIA and a resource for researchers, journalists, critics and gamers.From 2016 to 2018, the team focused on tracking and logging information. This process consisted of developing a spreadsheet model to create a system that could add resources over time. This was primarily achieved by Dr. Matt Shoemaker at Temple University. Candidates Aja Binette and Shaw have improved the process with the help of Cody Mejeur, a graduate student at Michigan State University.
Research assistants Hocheol Yang and Weimei Sun continued the research process, filling in the blanks over time, using the Wayback Machine Internet Archive to access information, and recording new items and “broken links.” This year, a final addition was made and donated to The Strong.
Of course, such collections are by no means perfect. The team is actively looking for developers to provide entries, information, and assets to their collections. For more information on donation contact information and its methodology, please visit the LGBTQ Game Archive.
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