This video has had a sudden surge of activity on a couple of big name blogs of late, and rightly so. Before I watched it the title conjured up another generic 8-bit style video, and while yes I do quite like that style would it be just more of the same run of the mill productions?
Erm, no. Simply put, it blew me away. Really fantastic stuff.
A great concept planted in and about NYC, with all my childhood memories from the 80s like Space Invaders, Tetris and Pacman (and Frogger!) destroying the city. As Stan Schroeder on Mashable wrote, “being a classic games geek myself, if this sort of thing were to happen in real life, I’m not sure whether I’d run or marvel at the sight”.
Seeing as it’s been pulled on YouTube I’m just updating so you can watch it below, and here on the more recently announced official Daily Motion page.
This havoc wreaking, nostalgia filled video is the work of French studio One More Production, in particular the very talented chap Patrick Jean. I can’t even imagine how long the complete production of this took, all I know is “Pixels” = Awesome. Enjoy.