Frank Cifaldi

Frank Cifaldi is a video game preservationist, historian, and developer. He is the director of the Video Game History Foundation[1][2] and has assisted in projects including Digital Eclipse's Mega Man Legacy Collection[3][4] and The Disney Afternoon Collection remasters.[5] He is also known for his extensive personal collection of video game periodicals.[6][7] Cifaldi has also researched early video game advertising,[8] early Nintendo prototypes,[9] and the official Super Mario Bros. release date.[10] He presented on games preservation at the 2016 Game Developers Conference.[11][12] Cifaldi is additionally a former features editor of Gamasutra[13] and a former host of the Retronauts podcast.[14]

Frank Cifaldi
Cifaldi at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo
OccupationVideo game archivist, historian, and developer


  1. Bowman, Mitch (February 27, 2017). "Inside The Video Game History Foundation". Polygon. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  2. Alexandra, Heather (February 27, 2017). "New Non-Profit Has Plans To Save Gaming's Past". Kotaku. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  3. Alexandra, Heather (December 12, 2017). "Why Some Video Games Are In Danger of Disappearing Forever". Kotaku. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  4. Sarkar, Samit (June 8, 2015). "Mega Man Legacy Collection remasters first six games this summer". Polygon. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  5. Hall, Charlie (April 18, 2017). "Why is The Disney Afternoon Collection so good? Because one of the devs helped pirate it as a kid". Polygon. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  6. Corriea, Alexa Ray (September 25, 2014). "These Lord of the Rings games were never released". Polygon. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  7. Hamilton, Kirk (January 29, 2014). "The First And Only English-Language Review Of Super Mario Bros". Kotaku. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  8. Alexandra, Heather (December 19, 2016). "It Took Five Years For One Man To Find The First NES Advertisement". Kotaku. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  9. Hall, Charlie (August 16, 2016). "This could be the first code Satoru Iwata ever wrote for Nintendo". Polygon. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  10. Hamilton, Kirk (March 28, 2012). "Nobody Knows When the Hell Super Mario Bros. Was Released". Kotaku. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  11. Orland, Kyle (March 20, 2016). "How the demonization of emulation devalues gamings heritage". Ars Technica. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  12. Hall, Charlie (March 18, 2016). "Emulation isn't a dirty word, and one man thinks it can save gaming's history". Polygon. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  13. Kohler, Chris (April 9, 2007). "Take Frank Cifaldi's Job at Gamasutra". Wired. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  14. Parish, Jeremy (October 27, 2015). "Cover Story: Retronauts Looks Back 30 Years to the NES Launch". USgamer. Retrieved January 22, 2018.

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