We are building an Archive to embrace the history of games

Embracer Games Archive

For us, games are more than just games. Its culture! It is something created by great people with creative ideas. By building a large archive of physical games, we want to preserve and tribute the games culture for a long period of time.


My name is David Boström and I´m the CEO of the Embracer Games Archive. I have been given the honourable task to lead the work of building up this unique Games Archive. Imagine a place where all physical video games, consoles and accessories are gathered at the same place. And think about how much that could mean for games’ culture and enabling video games research. This journey has just been started and we are at an early stage. But already now, we have a large collection to take care of at the Embracer Games Archive’s premises in Karlstad, Sweden. A team of experts has been recruited and will start building the foundation for the archive. At Embracer Games Archive, we believe that games carry a heritage worth celebrating and safeguarding for the future. Our goal is clear – We want to archive and save as much of the video games industry as possible.

Archive status

  • Currently have 80,000 games, consoles, and accessories in Karlstad, Sweden.
  • A team recruited with CEO, archivist, archive assistant, technical engineer & supply manager.
  • Next phase: Build a database and start cataloging in 2022.
  • In the future: Network and collaborate with initiatives, museums, and institutions, provide help to researchers and journalists with inquiries.
  • Long-term ambition: Exhibit parts of the archive locally and through satellite exhibitions at other locations.

Contribute to the archive

Embracer Games Archive’s focus is buying large complete unique collections (both hardware and software) of formats we are missing. If you have a collection that you want to sell, please contact our retro gaming advisor Thomas Sunhede at thomas.sunhede@embracer.com and include photos, lists of the objects, as well as your valuation.

We currently don’t have an official wanted-list, but in the future, we will post individual games we’re on the look for or specific platforms for which we are looking to complete.

Welcome to Embracer Games Archive


/ About


Embracer Group is a global group of creative and entrepreneurial businesses in PC/console, mobile and board games and other related media. The Group has an extensive catalog of over 900 owned or controlled franchises.

With its head office based in Karlstad, Sweden, Embracer Group has a global presence through its twelve operative groups: THQ Nordic, PLAION, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, Saber Interactive, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment, Easybrain, Asmodee, Dark Horse, Freemode and Crystal Dynamics – Eidos. The Group has 132 internal game development studios and is engaging more than 15,000 employees in more than 40 countries.