Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 4 May 2015 05:37 GMT

The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds.

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Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet?

Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links.

GamesIndustry suspects it has something to do with Twitter’s terms of service:

“Do not build end-to-end interactive experiences inside the video or audio player unrelated to Player Card content, such as the following: purchasing, gaming, polling, messaging, and data entry.”

Oh. Yeah. That sure sounds like what the Internet Archive did. And it was great.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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