The National Library of Spain seeks to expand its video game catalog with the help of individuals and associations.
You can consult the list of Spanish video games that are missing from the BNE, in case you want to contribute to their cause.
The video game are an indisputable part of world culture, and Spain it was not going to be less. The National Library of our country is looking for new titles to expand its catalog of Spanish video games, and on this occasion announces that It has the help of associations and individuals.
For example, the AEVI (Spanish Association of Videogames) the AUIC (Association of Users of Classical Computing) or the DEV Have signed an agreement with the National Library to donate Spanish video games and contribute to this cultural cause, as part of the Law of Legal Deposit.
The first measure initiated by the BNE is to verify the total video games developed by Spanish studios, on the mission to collect the maximum number of titles on their shelves. Most of the missing games belong to retro systems like Commodore 64, Amstrad, or older PC titles.
Thanks to this agreement, large video game associations in Spain and anyone can contribute, and we think it is great news to boost the video game culture in our country, which is sometimes not valued enough in comparison to film, music or theater.
You can access the current BNE catalog, and also the list of Spanish video games that are still missing in the collection, available at the National Library of Spain. We share some examples that you can donate.
Although most of the missing titles are retro games, from the 80s or early 90s, there are such important absences as Castlevania Lords of Shadow, Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate o Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2, games developed by Mercury Steam and that they are of relative “topicality”.
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Other titles that are also missing from the BNE collection are Football Manager 2 for PC, Desperados and Desperados II, adaptations of Predator and Predator 2 for Amstrad and PC, Back to the Future Part II and Part III, or Arkanoid Revenge of the Doh, available in three systems: PC, Commodore and Amstrad.
Do you have any of these games in your collection? You think you can donate a copy to the National Library of Spain? We know that some of these titles are retro jewelry invaluable, but all help is welcome to the BNE, in order to recognize the work of videogames in our country.
Source: National Library of Spain