Damien also known onsite as N!NJA is the tech guy behind Prototopia, If it breaks it's normally my fault so please send abuse my way if needed.
I'm dedicated to preservation on all levels but I'm currently unable to properly work in preservation. I hope to one day get back in the fold with some new ways to convince developers that preservation is important.
In the mean time I randomly post site updates and continue to research stuff.
As you're all aware, we had a long discussion about the future of the site a few months back and we decided that it's not worth keeping up. The scene was crashing due to all the childish people, the scammers, the people attacking game developers along with the influx of idiots who damage preservation and what it stands for.
We feel all information should be archived. It was decided to make an HTML archive of OG and release, but due to how XenForo works we couldn't get the CSS working as the file had letters Windows/Linux wouldn't allow so we tried fixing but gave up.
We're releasing the OG archive as is, the CSS is broken, but the posts that are public should all be here. anything that was private, such as builds which were contributor rank only, have not been backed up in this archive. Pretty much this archive is what google/guests could see.
Greetings and welcome to Prototopia! Your new home for video game preservation.
What is Prototopia?
Prototopia is the new home of video game preservation, development and research into gaming history, brought to you by the former team behind ObscureGamers. We aim not to be the biggest, but to be the best.
What is our goal?
Our primary goal is to work together to preserve and research important parts in video gaming history. Prototopia is the new home for those looking for a mature, civilized and coordinated platform.
How can I join?
Unfortunately this community will be invite only to researchers, museums and high ranking collectors. Why is this? Simply we found all existing communities had a toxic nature, too many scammers among many people that cause harm to preserving this important part of our digital history. There's also too much drama!!!
All important finds will be announced on our blog/front...