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


/ Om oss


Embracer Group är en global koncern med kreativa, entreprenörsledda verksamheter inom PC, konsol-, mobil- och brädspel samt andra relaterade medier. Koncernen har en omfattande spelportfölj med över 900 ägda eller kontrollerade varumärken.

Bolaget har huvudkontor i Karlstad och global närvaro genom de elva operativa koncernerna: THQ Nordic, PLAION, Coffee Stain, Amplifier Game Invest, DECA Games, Gearbox Entertainment, Easybrain, Asmodee Group, Dark Horse Media, Freemode och Crystal Dynamics – Eidos. Koncernen har 111 interna studios och engagerar över 12 000 medarbetare i fler än 40 länder.