We are Emulation Collective

Emulation Collective is an assembly of experts in web-based emulation technology and archivists who collect and preserve vintage computer hardware and software joining forces to ensure that vintage software—our digital legacy—will be usable on modern computers using popular and widely deployed browser plug-ins, such as Adobe Flash.

As successive generations of technology are developed, society risks losing valuable cultural artifacts stored on aging, volatile, and obsolete technologies like floppy disks. The preservation of computer software and video games is a necessity for our digital heritage, in the same way that archivist organizations collect, preserve, and hold viewings of vintage films and music. However, time is running out to preserve data stored on the most sensitive vintage electronics.

This is the mission of Emulation Collective. Our team collects and documents vintage video game and computer hardware and develops utilities and provides services for emulator developers. As software as a service products like Google Docs become the norm, so must the way we interact with vintage technology. Using plug-ins, nobody has to download emulators or ROMs, the games can be streamed online using the original game cartridges owned by Emulation Collective.