All 1,150 Microgames submitted toBuild Your Own Game contest will be archived and preserved forever.
Thewas the product of a partnership between Unity and the Group, where budding game developers were encouraged to use the Group’s System in Play and minifigures in the Unity Editor to create their own mini-videogames.
The winners wereback in April, but now everyone’s creations will be recognised. The Royal Danish Library has announced that all games submitted to the Contest will be officially archived in the National Library and become a part of Danish history.
“The primary purpose of receiving the games is for long-term preservation, and to ensure that the games will still exist and be available for study hundreds of years down the line,” says Games Archivist Allan Christophersen of the Royal Danish Library in afrom Unity. “We consider both and Unity to be important Danish companies with significant cultural impact.
“The combination of the two in thecontest and the ensuing wave of creativity it inspired is a collection of cultural works that fit well within what would be considered ‘Danica,’ or Danish, and should be collected and preserved in the national archives.”
Thecontest games will be available to the public upon request in the Royal Danish Library’s Game Lab, found in The Black Diamond in Copenhagen. Once the games have been properly transformed and archived, they will be more easily accessible through the Royal Danish Library’s online search feature.
“For those who love building withbricks, physically or digitally, Unity’s Microgame provides the perfect place to start creating,” says Rasmus Harr, Senior Product Lead at Games. “We are so delighted to see that over a thousand videogame and fans have turned their creativity into exciting games in our contest.”