Twitter suspends Internet Archive’s game embedding

Erik Johnson
Twitter suspends Internet Archive’s game embedding

Twitter has suspended tweets containing embedded playable games from the Internet Archive's MS-DOS collection.

Games Industry reports previously posted tweets containing games now only show a link to the game on Internet Archive's website.

No word from the social site on the specific reason for disabling the feature, but the report points to this clause in Twitter's terms and conditions.

"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. Instead, build these interactive experiences with our other Card types or enhance your Player Card content with links to your website or mobile application."

The embeddable game feature was discovered last week, following the browser-based release of Internet Archive's 2,600 MS-DOS game collection.

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