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[Video of the Day] Protozoan Pac-Man!

Science. Gotta love it. Researchers from University College of Southeast Norway built a microscopic Pac-Man map to better understand the little microbes eating and hunting habits. It also doubles as a nice PR move to attract attention. It has ours. You can read the full blog post on the research…

Pacapong! The mashup you didn’t know you needed

Your mind is about to be blown. Pacapong is the ultimate mashup of Pac-Man, Pong and Space Invaders. Developed for a Mini Ludum Dare challenge where developers could use any framework at their disposal to build a Pong like game – without explicitly recreating it. With parameters like that you…

‘Pixels’ first trailer not as good as the posters

Ugh. Had a feeling this is what we would get. I loved the concept since I first heard about it but a concept is nothing without proper execution. Hopefully this is just a bad trailer edit and they’re holding back the funny…like all of it. I like the effects for…

This is how Skynet starts; by beating you at Atari games

AI has always been a hot topic, from books to film to the real world, but as technology advances we’re quickly stepping into a world where people are actually concerned over it’s progression. That’s a bit deep for this post but the research Google has been working on lately is…

Level 257 restaurant Chicago 8-bit Cool Stuff

A Chicago suburb is getting a Pac-Man themed restaurant NOM NOM NOM

This year a new restaurant, Level 257 (get it? although I thought the kill screen was at 256?), will be opening at the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL. A Pac-Man themed restaurant – we see absolutely nothing wrong with this. Most likely they’ll have cherry flavored cocktails and pretzels that everyone…

Hopefully ‘Pixels’ is as good as its movie posters

So ‘Pixels’ has been around for quite awhile – if you’re a long time reader you probably caught the original short by Patrick Jean here on 8-bit along with the news that the Happy Madison crew would be handling the full feature. I feel like there’s even been a teaser trailer…

Classic Arcade ‘Game Over’ Scenarios in Stop Motion

This one has probably been around awhile but it’s still damn cool. Created by the artist only known as PES, it takes us into the ‘Game Over’ scenarios of some classic arcade titles using everyday objects. Well almost, not sure if cupcakes are everyday objects for everyone. They should be.

Pac-Txt

Pac-Man + Zork = Pac-Txt. With just the backstory alone, this is something we at [8bit] can fully recommend. The short version: guy goes to party, drinks, talks about the bastard child of Zork and Pac-Man, goes home and creates. Brilliant. Type yourself up a game here. [notcot]