There are many mobile apps that make it easy to create animated GIFs. But the new Ubersnap app for iOS not only does that, it also has an optional service that can turn your creations into physical animated prints.
Bioshock’s Big Daddy almost looks cute in this animated gif made by artist Shawn Michael aka Theomeganerd. The mashup was originally the idea of Verso, who drew the Big Daddy and Little Sister in the style of My Neighbor Totoro for a T-shirt graphic.
We’ve seen a website dedicated to videogame logos and another one obsessed with start screens. Redditor RudeBottie has another similarly niche collection of videogame assets: its devoted to the background scene in fighting games. While it’s nowhere near complete you can still lose hours just staring at the collection, because they’re presented as animated .gifs:
Despite the fact that the technology is ancient by digital standards, animated GIFs seem to be enjoying a bit of a renaissance. But beyond the thousands of pages of animated GIFs turning up these days on tumblr, there’s now a device which lets you view these primitive animated artworks without the need for a computer at all.
A dude named foldsfive decided to recreate the entire original Star Wars trilogy in MS Paint, then converted to animated GIFs. He released his take Star Wars: A New Hope last month. This month, it’s The Empire Strikes Back‘s turn.