I’m always amazed by all of the crazy things that people have been able to do with the primitive forms in the game Minecraft. Remember the time that Minecrafta2z made a version of Pac-Man in the Minecraft engine?
Made by Jonas and Simon Schwarzer, A Little Bit World sees classic video game characters emerge from a question mark block. It’s practically the low-budget version of Pixels by onemoreprod and Patrick Jean, though I wouldn’t call it a rip-off.
Looking for a tasty treat, retro game fans? How about a Space Invader cake. Well, you can’t have one, but you can have this pixelated alien cake who looks sort of like the long-lost cousin of a Space Invader, and I bet it’ll taste just as good as a real Invader.
Hong Kong Technabob reader Vivian wrote us to let us know about this fun Space Invaders cake she made for her husband’s 31st birthday.
Atop the cake is the most iconic of the Space Invaders, being blasted away from below.
This calendar isn’t exactly the most practical thing, since there’s no place to write down your appointments, but that doesn’t make it any less appealing to retro gamers like me.
This Space Invader calendar has a single colorful invader for each day in 2011.
London-based graphic designer Aled Lewis does a bit of drawing on the side, and when he does he says he likes to create stuff that make people laugh. His geeky art certainly does that. Take the piece below for example, which Lewis calls ‘Battle 101’:
If you lobbed a Wailord directly at your enemy, it really will be super effective.
It’s been a while since I found any new Space Invaders schwag, so when I saw these coasters, I figured they deserved a mention.
Perfect for keeping condensation off your delicate furniture, these Invaders coasters are each handmade from lacquered wood blocks to form perfect pixels under your drinks.
Created by designer Igor Chak, this concept for a Space Invaders couch looks really awesome.
But its squared-off lines look like they’d really hurt our asses. Still, I dig the way it looks, and only wish it were white instead of black – in keeping with the original game colors.
Er, real LEGO. It’s a triple geek mash-up all the way across the screen! Oh what does it mean?!!
The question is, which came first – this or the shirt? Unfortunately, the shirt is extinct already sold out.
In a war between snowboarding and old school video games, my bet will always be on the video games. There’s just no two ways about it. Lasers will destroy snowboards and skateboards, no matter how cool you try to look.
Here’s another cool way to show off your retro gamer style, while actually doing something useful.
While they’re not official Space Invaders on side of this messenger bag, I think most people will get the point.
I always enjoy seeing Space Invaders turning up in unlikely places. This time, it looks like the Space Invaders took over parts of Girona, Spain last month.
These installations were realized by El Colmado in collaboration with Quim Roqué and Helena Delgado for their (badly named) spaceinvARTders exhibition.
If you find yourself playing a lot of old school games, like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and others, then I’ve found the perfect toaster for you. It will start out your day in a great way, while reminding you of your retro-gaming passion.
Steve Thomas‘ video game propaganda posters are a great addition to any game room or office. The latest in his series are the retro-cool Pac-Man, Dragons Lair and Space Invaders prints, but if you dig into the series, you’ll find everyone from Dig Dug to Donkey Kong to Tron in the mix.