M.C. Escher’s art is pretty mindblowing. It always featured impossible staircases that go up or down forever depending on how your eyes see it. Donkey Kong is pretty amazing too, but for entirely different reasons that only a video game nerd can appreciate.
Put them both together and you have yourself an amazing and crazy game where the barrels can roll up and down to infinity and Jumpman will never get the girl. Well, that’s not exactly what happens here, but it is still pretty amazing to watch.
Artist Chris Carlson replicated Escher’s staircase and combined it with Donkey Kong. And even though we don’t get a full animated level, this art is amazing and makes you appreciate Escher all the more as you watch the barrel do the impossible.