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One of the lacquer disks in the SANKT collections. Image courtesy of SANTK.

Forward To The Past – Engaging With NZ’s Early Computer Games

By Shane Farrow, NZFA Video Collection Developer and Video Games Project Manager

New Zealand’s digital video game history includes a significant quantity of locally written software titles from the late 70s and 1980s as well as some local production of consoles, handhelds, and arcade games from the same period. Currently, few people are aware of this, no significant institutional collections exist, and institutional preservation efforts have been directed elsewhere.

Grandstand was a New Zealand importer and distributor of early handheld games as well as the Sega SC3000 computer. Pictured is a rare Grandstand branded console with cartridge.
Grandstand was a New Zealand importer and distributor of early handheld games as well as the Sega SC3000 computer. Pictured is a rare Grandstand branded console with cartridge.

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