Arcadeology

Arcadeology is a project that aims to document and disseminate the work in the field of recreational and industrial archaeology and the recovery of arcade machines in Spain. The project has a twofold purpose: on the one hand, to develop an online repository or archive for cataloguing and recording the pieces retrieved (with technical data sheets, images, research and divulgation videos, etc.); and on the other hand, to develop the documentary Arcadeology, which reviews the figure of the arcade based on the conservation work of professional initiatives, associations and museums in the country. A journey that features arcade game creators such as Locomalito and Gryzor87 (Verminest, Maldita Castilla); disseminators and journalists such as David Martínez (Hobby Consolas) or Lara Rodríguez; experts in emulation (Miguel Ángel “Elsemi” Horna) and reverse engineering (Eduardo Cruz); music composers (Vicent Tobar, Games & Symphonies); or renowned players such as Salvador Espín (Marvel cartoonist: Deadpool, Hulk, Spider-Man, etc.); among others.

Arcadeology is a project that aims to document and disseminate the work in the field of recreational and industrial archaeology and the recovery of arcade machines in Spain. The project has a twofold purpose: on the one hand, to develop an online repository or archive for cataloguing and recording the pieces retrieved (with technical data sheets, images, research and divulgation videos, etc.); and on the other hand, to develop the documentary Arcadeology, which reviews the figure of the arcade based on the conservation work of professional initiatives, associations and museums in the country. A journey that features arcade game creators such as Locomalito and Gryzor87 (Verminest, Maldita Castilla); disseminators and journalists such as David Martínez (Hobby Consolas) or Lara Rodríguez; experts in emulation (Miguel Ángel “Elsemi” Horna) and reverse engineering (Eduardo Cruz); music composers (Vicent Tobar, Games & Symphonies); or renowned players such as Salvador Espín (Marvel cartoonist: Deadpool, Hulk, Spider-Man, etc.); among others.

The Arcadeology project has been subsidized as an R+D+i project by the Direcció General d’ Universitat, Investigació i Ciència, and was chosen as a Project of Social Interest by the Advisor Congress of Patronage of the Valencian Community in 2019. It has also been supported by the Àpunt Media (CVMC) in the Program of acquisition of rights and participation in unfinished audiovisual works. Due to its relevance in the context of the conservation of Cultural Heritage, several media have echoed its journey. Among them, national radio programs such as Hoy empieza todo (Radio3) and Herrera en COPE (COPE); national media such as Diario Público or the Revista de la Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España; as well as specialized press, both international, Tera Games (Mexico); and national, HobbyConsolas, 3DJuegos and MeriStation, among others.

The Arcadeology project has been subsidized as an R+D+i project by the Direcció General d’ Universitat, Investigació i Ciència, and was chosen as a Project of Social Interest by the Advisor Congress of Patronage of the Valencian Community in 2019. It has also been supported by the Àpunt Media (CVMC) in the Program of acquisition of rights and participation in unfinished audiovisual works. Due to its relevance in the context of the conservation of Cultural Heritage, several media have echoed its journey. Among them, national radio programs such as Hoy empieza todo (Radio3) and Herrera en COPE (COPE); national media such as Diario Público or the Revista de la Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España; as well as specialized press, both international, Tera Games (Mexico); and national, HobbyConsolas, 3DJuegos and MeriStation, among others.