Will Wright Donates Design Documents to Museum

Will Wright Donates Design Documents to Museum

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A significant slice of videogame history is now, appropriately enough, in a museum, thanks to the brain behind some of the biggest games of all time.

Sim City creator Will Wright has donated a large collection of notes and design documents to the Strong National Museum of Play's International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG) in Rochester, NY.

The nine graph paper notebooks span almost the entirety of Wright's career and include sketches, doodles and handwritten notes showing the very earliest stages of games like The Sims, Sim City 2000 and Spore. Also included are notes regarding business matters, as well as outlines for the various talks and speeches that Wright has given explaining his methods and philosophies over the years.

ICHEG's director Jon-Paul Dyson said that the Center was pleased to preserve the documents, which charted the development of some of the most important games of all time. Wright said that that he was proud to support the ICHEG, as it was preserving a part of modern culture that was frequently overlooked, and yet had a fundamental impact on who we were.

The International Center for the History of Electronic Games has a huge collection of arcade cabinets, consoles, handhelds and games. You can find out more about it on its official website.

Source: 1up

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Hmm I would be interested in reading these design docs...but I presume museums aren't too fond of that sort of viewing.

Yay! We can now get more stuff from the museums in Washington DC when Fallout 3 comes to reality! :D

Nice! I certainly wouldnt mind getting a peak of what went on inside his my myself!

Hooray! Now I can see how he managed to bugger up a concept like Spore so badly!

Still pissed about that, Mr. Wright...still fething pissed

IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!

Oh! Spore, we can see a classic example of what could have been, but unfortunately wasn't.

GrinningManiac:
Hooray! Now I can see how he managed to bugger up a concept like Spore so badly!

Still pissed about that, Mr. Wright...still fething pissed

Hey spores great!
Although I knew little about it before I got it, Galactic adventures was awsome aswell.

HOLY FLIPPPING CRIPES!

I live in Rochester! I was literally *JUST* at that museum. Damn I'm going to have to pay it an early revisit.

 

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