I hope we’re not the first to inform you of this, but what you are creating is art. Just as a film is a collaborative artwork, often touched by hundreds before completion, so too is it with games. The end product is not the only art produced, however. Concept art, game design documents, prototypes of gameplay elements, and even audio artefacts are all artistic works that are often thrown away at completion.
We’re building an institution to which you can leave your life’s work. While we are not yet at the point where we can accept the donation of items (We need a space first!), rest assured that once we have said space, our top priority will be the collections, documentation and display of these artistic works. And we won’t be lauding the publishers or the games themselves; just like in any normal art museum, the artists themselves are what we want to preserve and showcase.
We will accomplish this by displaying the artefacts alongside biographies of developers and artists. The MADE will highlight the entire development process, and all of the people involved in that process.
we just wanted to make sure this message was conveyed: this is not a museum about playing games, it is a museum about appreciating the craft that goes into making games.
We want kids and adults alike to leave the MADE thinking “Wow, I want to be Warren Spector when I grow up.”