Archived Articles: Gaming & Computing

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Virtual LEGO Blocks: Build with Chrome, Set on Google Maps

Build with Chrome is the new, fast and simple model-maker in town, and this one lets you create structures faster than digital SketchUp or physical LEGOs ever ...

Apartment Arcade: Passersby Play Game Through Window

A large storefront window in a Belgian designer’s work/live space invites passersby to pause and play an arcade game with a fun interactive installation. ...

LEGO Architecture Studio: Boldly Monochromatic Block Set

A colorless LEGO kit may sound boring at first blush, but consider the spatial advantages of letting form, line and shadow stand apart from the profusion of ...

Choir of Retro Computers Sing a Special Christmas Carol

“Hail the machines, sweet old machines, blow off the dust, wipe off the rust. Christmas has come, joy is foretold, for those of us you never sold. Still ...

Climbing Wall Treadmill: Exercise Machine Rocks Your House

Far more exciting than a walking treadmill or elliptical machine, this infinite rock wall brings the challenges (and hard exercise) of scaling sheer cliffs ...

Real Street Photographer Documents Virtual Life in GTA V

Advanced artificial characters and enhanced in-game graphics have increasingly made in-game worlds look and feel like real-life places. It was only a matter of ...

Reconstructed Destruction: Flyover of Bombed WWII Warsaw

It took 1 year, over 1000 photographs and extensive archival research to construct The City of Ruins, a digital stereoscopic reconstruction of Warsaw, Poland ...

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