The museum opened in Berlin in 1997 the world’s first permanent exhibition devoted to digital interactive entertainment culture. Since then, it has documented the development of the medium at over 30 national and international events.
Its recent permanent exhibition “Computerspiele. Evolution eines Mediums” (« Computer Games. Evolution of a Medium ») opened on the 21st of January, 2011 and have more then 100.000 visitors annually. Patron of the museum is Ralph H. Baer, inventor of home video games.
The museum is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the EU research project KEEP (2009 to 2012). In KEEP the museum is conducting research together with Europe’s top national libraries, into strategies for the archiving of digital culture artefacts. It is also partner of the project of the Australian Research Council „Play it again“ (2012 – 2014), which aim is to preserve the Australian game heritage.