Nintendo has recently announced the launch of its Flipnote Archive, a digital museum showcasing millions of Flipnotes from the Nintendo DSi era. This initiative marks an inauguration of Nintendo’s plans to preserve the legacy of the DSi by ensuring that these treasured works continue to entertain and inspire people for years to come.
Since its inception in 2009, Flipnote Studio has provided an outlet for people to create art using their Nintendo DSi. Through this application, users have been able to craft a variety of animated stories and sketches with colorful palettes and imaginative stories. Now over 10 years later, the 50 million registered users have left behind 44 million Flipnotes that will be preserved in this new archive.
The primary goal of the archive is to ensure that these beloved creations remain available for all eternity. Nintendo has aimed to bring joy through its titles for decades, so it only makes sense that it would continue this mission by preserving the content generated through its inspiring software. To do this, they have made sure that every single Flipnote will be kept intact on their servers until at least 2035.
The benefits of having an online repository are numerous as users can search through old creations, download them onto their device, and even remix works they find into something new entirely. The archive will also provide a platform where previously shared content between friends can be experienced again while also improving discoverability and visibility via filters or categories like genres or featured collections.
“We love games,” says Giorgio Baroni, VP Business Development for Nintendo USA, “and we want everyone else who loves games – especially those who expressed themselves with our Flipnote software – to continue loving them too! We hope you find great joy