The games will be distributed to film companies, museums and the general public.
According to city documents, 1,377 games were found, among them were 171 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial titles, 190 Centipedes, 116 Defenders, 59 Missile Commands, 99 Warlords, 53 Asteroids and several other titles and
"We have completed an inventory, there are over 60 game titles there and over 1,300 game came out,"
Lewandowski presented the first draft of a disbursement plan to the commission and noted that more details have to be determine but wanted to move forward with giving games to museums,
He said he wanted all local vendors involved with the excavation to get paid before the two companies received their deposit and games back from the city.
"Just to dig that hole was over
He recommended the city give more than just the required 17 E.T. games to the companies since they spent over
In a distribution plan, Lewandowski recommended giving
"I think that would be a good gesture," he said. "The publicity we are getting from this,
However, Lewandowski also requested the city give the two companies an even 100 games to use for publicity and to give to other people and officials with
He said the
Lewandowski said the value of the games is still unknown.
"What they are worth? I really don't know," he said. "I know people all over the place are asking for it, we read the blogs they are asking 'how can I get one?' We have had people make offers and try to get them from us. That will have to be determined in the near future."
Lewandowski recommended the city make five display boxes to give to museums.
Through informal contact that the
Lewandowski said the
"Those would be like floater boxes at museum requests," he said. "To do something like that you would loan those out and get it back."
Division Director at the
Orwoll also said he was willing to offer the museum's help in curating display boxes and advising with how to treat the
He said those services would require a memorandum of understanding between the museum and the city, which the commission agreed to create.
"The museum obviously would like some small portion of this to put on display," Orwoll said. "In what is normally called in the museum industry 'popular culture.' In the Smithsonian's case, Dr.
In the disbursement plan, Lewandowski recommended the city keep a few items to give out as possible commemorative awards and the rest would be sold to the public with a letter of authenticity and a serial ID tag from the city.
He estimates the city can sell between 600 and 700 items to the public.
Lewandowski said the city can determine the best way to give
"If we run out, there are 790,000 more in that hole out there now that we know where they are at," he said. "But they are worth more. The less there is -- that is why we didn't keep going."
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