If you care at all about the history behind your favorite games, a prototype is your window into the video game development process.

For something as important as chronicling the production of the games that we love to play (or have never had the chance to play at all), there has never been a guide before now in helping to locate, identify, and preserve these important game artifacts.

The aim of the following lessons is to make this topic more accessible to the greater gaming population in order to inspire all readers to reach out and grab a prototype that needs saving.

"Remember: You, too, could be a Nintendo game historian and grow a professorial beard just like mine!"