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You do not have to be a hardcore gamer to appreciate these creative gaming advertisements, game-inspired art and other offbeat art and design related to games - you just have to be able to remember back to grabbing mushrooms in Mario Brothers or busting your wrist trying to pull off a finishing move in Mortal Kombat. For serious gamers and amateur gaming fans alike here are some strange games brought to live in creative ways.

Augmented Sandbox: Realtime 3D Topographic Landscaping

Simulating an amazing array of natural environments and phenomena, this dynamic playspace turns ordinary hand-sculpted sand into vividly colorful landscapes in ...

Pocket Printer: Mini Roomba-Like Robot Prints on the Go

While other gadgets have gotten smaller and more streamlined, printers have generally remained space-hogging behemoths. Seemingly ignored in the quest to make ...

Living Legos: Build Your Own Robot with TinkerBots Blocks

High-tech and low-tech come together with this set of not-so-basic building blocks connected to a central ‘Power Brain’ cube that turns your ...

Gravity: Augmented Reality Tablet Lets You Draw Ideas in 3D

Using a handheld stylus and tablet set combined with an existing augmented reality headset, this invention allows users to sketch in three dimensions and see ...

Interact with Escher-Like Architecture in This iPad Game

Fantasy architectural structures inspired by M.C. Escher provide a playful setting for a fun iOS puzzle game called Monument Valley. Even if you aren’t ...

Origami Microscope: Fifty-Cent Design is Crazy Durable

Not only is this a microscope made of paper, costing a total of fifty cents to produce, it can stand up to being thrown, stomped on and dunked in water. And it ...

Tsunami Ark: Handmade Flood-Proof Floating Wood Capsule

Former Facebook and PayPal employee Chris Robinson is two years into an epic backyard project rising behind his home in Palo Alto: a structure dubbed the ...

Futurbanist: 10 Award-Worthy 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Designs

From 3D-printed towers of sand to garbage-powered architecture of the seas, these eVolo Skyscraper Competition entries push the envelope in every possible ...

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Need a Lift? Road Elevator Boosts Cyclists up Steep Hills

If there’s a particularly daunting hill on your cycling or stroller-pushing route, you may have already thought to yourself, “I wish there were ...

Urban Jungle Street View: 3D Hack Uses Hidden Depth Data

An explicitly illicit use of dimensional data buried in Google Street View, the Urban Jungle project adds eerie layers of post-apocalyptic green overgrowth to ...

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