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Timothy Leary’s video game stash discovered in archives

A dozen or so video games from psychologist, writer and LSD advocate Timothy Leary have been discovered by the New York Public Library, The New York Times reports.

Games will be on display and, in a few cases, playable at the library on a computer located with rare books and manuscripts. The games, developed in the 1980s, were reportedly found in the 375 computer disks that make up the Leary archive. According to Donald Mennerich, the digital archivist leading the project, games were still in development and will be "buggy" for those who play them.

Leary did release a commercial title in 1985 called Mind Mirror. The game is based on his 1950 Ph.D. Thesis, "The Social Dimensions of Personality," and allowed players to create, evaluate and role-play as different personalities. For more on Leary's newly discovered games, check out the full story from The New York Times.

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