It’s true. It has over 100 pixels. If you’re tired of your standard MMO’s where you run around as elves, warlocks or some cat-bird-human hybrid with level 34 anti-social skills then 8BitMMO might be up your alley. 8BitMMO is a (free) 2D 8bit construction sandbox where you can build whatever you like either solo or with other players. And to keep things interesting it has player vs player or player vs environment type quests. Really it has everything your 8bit heart desires. It’s a constant work in progress but is currently playable. Java based, 8BitMMO runs on Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. Head over to the official site, 8bitmmo.net, for a trailer and more info.
This might be my new anthem. I have no idea what a Cubie is. But I do know what Oktoberfest is and this combination of ridiculousness is just catchy enough to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Some classic 8-bit references in here too which make it that much greater. If you speak German you can head over to the cubie site and figure out what the hell a Cubie is and what they’re doing at Oktoberfest. For all our German readers (which is huge by the way) Oktoberfest starts September 17th…but of course you already knew that. Prost!
How do you get all those goombas to join the fight against two Italian plumbers? Simple. You create propaganda posters – that’s how. These Mario Propaganda posters were created by Fro Design Co. and look awesome. There are 4 total for $80 which isn’t bad and you can find them over at the Fro Design Co. Store. Be sure to check out some other posters Fro has created – all very cool and well done. [adlabs]
As kind of a hobby I follow a few advertising blogs. I’m not an advertising guru by any means but definitely have a fascination and appreciation for the process (even for the completely annoying ads). I’ve always been intrigued by the psychology behind it, the creativeness and at times humor that can be generated by a simple ad. As in this IKEA ad where they tied a classic video game visual with a slogan to portray a concept that IKEA furniture can ‘accomplish.’ It’s simple and gets the point across. Plus, you’ll definitely create more space once that block drops and you blow out the bottom drawers. [Ads of the World]
This is one of those mods that is cool in that ‘oh-that’s-neat’ kinda way but is completely useless. I still don’t understand why people mod old Nintendos to do pointless things – I’m still on the bandwagon of just make them work consistently. Then I’ll be impressed. But if you’re so inclined to do this you can get step-by-step instructions here, but please, for love of Google, make sure the tetris and NES are already broken. Every time I see these types of mods I cringe and a platypus somewhere on this planet dies. Just remember that. [engadget]
This is an interesting re-imagining of the classic Super Mario Bros. as a first-person title. Guess it could be a FPS with fireballs but we’ll leave that alone. This 3D video was made by the same guys who brought us Jedi A-holes – check out more videos on freddiew’s youtube channel. It took aproximately 60 man hours to create using 3dsMax, FumeFX, and After Effects. Enjoy.
If it can be 8bitted – make it so. Well this homemade beauty was built as apart of an art experiment called an instrument a day, where artist Ranjit Bhatnager builds a new homemade instrument…um…each day. Today seems to be our lucky day as he decided to take on making an 8bit violin that actually works. This awesome exploration of music and 8bit is made from maple and oak craft wood and 90 degree angles except for the fingerboard. Head over to moonmilk.com to see a video of this masterpiece in action. When I watch that video it reminds me of that quote in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off -”‘never took a lesson in my life.” [Gizmodo]