Funded by the British Academy & Leverhulme Trust, ‘Game Over’ is a White Paper originally commissioned from the National Videogame Foundation* and Bath Spa University in 2017 and published in 2018. It was written by James Newman and Iain Simons.
Game Over? is concerned with the long-term sustainability of the UK videogame industry. While the economic and cultural value of videogames to the UK and global creative sectors is widely recognised, the long-term sustainability of games heritage is under threat. Unless we act now, future generations will lose access to their cultural heritage and the next generation of UK developers will be robbed of historical reference material.
*The National Videogame Foundation is in the process of merging with the BGI in 2018.