We have a large collection of of historical videogame consoles like Atari 2600, Intellivision and Vectrex, home computers like Apple II, Amiga ST, Commodore 64 etc. and games on original media for all the vintage machines. We try to keep them working and occasionally show them in exhibitions and festivals.
# Traps'n'Treasures (1993) on Amiga: ready for the research project for Swiss Game Design History.
# Our Apple II now plays games again. See how we play Donkey Kong on Apple II.
# Donations for our Collection
- Alain Leclerc von Bonin and June von Bonin donated fully playable sets of the consoles Sega Dreamcast, Playstation 1 and XBox with four controlleres each and games plus some card games (2022).
- Philipp Oettli from MIZ donated his good-liking iMac G3 in dark blue and white from 1998 and a G5-Tower from 2003 with alloy enclosure (2020).
- Our Alumni Joel Schwendimann donated Xbox 360-, PS3-, PC-, NIntendo Game Cube- and NES-Games plus some peripherals (2020).
- Raffael Schuppisser, editor of AZ Medien, game journalist and game studies expert donated six large boxes with lots of PC-, XBox 360-, PS3- and NIntendo-games to the ZHdK GameLab. (2020)
- Pro Helvetia donated their stash of NIntendo WiiU and Playstation3 consoles plus some portable consoles to the GameLab. They had been used in workshops.(2019)
- The Zurich based company Game Solutions donated well over hundred board games to the Archive of the GameLab. The games are eagerly used by the students.(2018)
# Tomy Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
This amazing mobile racing simulator was produced by Takara Tomy in 1983. It is a simple driving simulator for children, but provides a lot of fun. The thing is very noisy. It comes with a steering wheel and gear shifting! And you want to avoid running out of fuel.
The handheld game was produced by Tomy in 1977. It was an electro-mechanical simulation of Pong (and Tennis and Ping-Pong). The two-player game is sort of a betting game in which you have to anticipate where the red ball LED is played to.
# Amiga Joyboard
The first 1980 Amiga "Wii-Fit" product for Atari 2600: Ski Now! But control is inverse! No skiing for game devs in Southern Califonia? Amiga Joyboard in action!
# Le stick
First motion controller, great design! Developed for Atari 2600 in 1981. Here we play Missile Command, works amazingly well! See "le stick" in action!
# BBC Acorn Computer with Several Games (Tapes & discs)
# Blueray MOVIE FROM BEDROMS TO BILLIONS
A film about the development of the uk scene (starting with uk z80, z80 specturm, bbc acorn, c64, atari st, amiga an the fall with consoles). A lot of insights!
# Oculus Rift SDK 2.0
# Apple II
A fully working Apple II from 1977 and
# a Saba Videoplay (Channel F) from 1976 with 20 of the first ever made series of game cartridges.
Checking out the Game Maze on a Saba Videoplay (Channel F) from 1977
# Vectrex 3D Imager
Playing the Vectrex with Virtual Reality Goggles from 1984
Programming the Apple II from 1977
# Anonymous (Gold Member)
# Jan Graber (Diamond Member)
# Klaas Klaat (Silver Member)
# Csaba Keri (Gold Member)
# Jeremy Spillmann (Silver Member)
# Bruno Meilick (Gold Member)
# Yasemin Günay (Silver Member)
# Judith Mathez (Silver Member)
# Joel Schwendimann (Silver Member)
# Game Solutions (Gold Member)
# Pro Helvetia (Gold Member)
# Raffael Schuppisser (Gold Member)
# Philipp Oettli (Silver Member)
# Alain Leclerc von Bonin (Gold Member)
# June von Bonin (Gold Member)