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From Cultural Sustainability to Culture of Sustainability: Preservation of Games in the Context of Digital Materiality

List of AuthorsGarda Maria, Nylund Niklas, Sivula Anna, Suominen Jaakko

Conference nameConference of Digital Games Research Association

Publication year2020

JournalConference of Digital Games Research Association

Book title *DiGRA ’20 : Proceedings of the 2020 DiGRA International Conference: Play Everywhere

Title of seriesConference of Digital Games Research Association



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In this paper, we set out to explore some of the most prevalent questions regarding
cultural sustainability in the context of preservation of digital games. Since the 1980s,
the concept of sustainable development has been successively expanded to incorporate
not only environmental and economic aspects but also the social and cultural, as well
as relating to values such as human rights and broadly understood equality (Stylianou-
Lambert et al. 2014). We would like to examine what kind of issues and considerations
should be taken into account while developing a holistic approach to game preservation
that also supports a culture of sustainability focused on broadly understood game
heritage. What kind of unique challenges do game cultures and ludic artefacts present
in this context? In our paper, we will look at a national case study of Finland where
innovative and progressive approaches are currently being developed.

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