Video Game Art Made Out Of NES Controllers
Erika Iris Simmons uses the wires from old NES controllers to recreate classic video game characters like Mario, Link, and Pac-Man. This is part of her “Ghosts in the Machine” project where she recreates celebrities and various other pop culture icons using every day materials like VHS and cassette tape.
You can buy these pieces from Simmons’ site for $2,000. Or you could probably just buy some NES controllers and frames and make your own for way cheaper.
Off Book: The Art of Web Design
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The Creativity of Indie Video Games - Off Book
The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the indie game realm, creating unique and experimental video games without the budgets of the larger “AAA” games. These indie game developers devote time, money, and take great risks in a quest to realize their creative vision. They deftly balance game mechanics & systems, sound & visuals, and an immersive storytelling experience to push the gaming medium into revolutionary new territory. Much like indie music or indie film, the indie gaming movement provides a creative outlet for game designers who want to work outside of the mainstream.
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Zach Gage, creator of Spelltower
Darren Korb, audio designer of Bastion
Eddy Boxerman & Andy Nealen, creators of Osmos
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