This looks really awesome! Enjoy!
Classic game characters invade New York, thrill internet
April 08 12:46 P.M.
The great thing about video games is that they’re stuck on your screen. I donâ€™t mean that callously, I mean that out of safety. You want horror? Imagine if the giant centipede from Centipede could stroll out of the game and into your living room. They donâ€™t make Raid cans big enough to deal with that kind of freak-out.
But luckily, they do make awesome online videos that give us an idea of the kind of insanity that would ensue should game characters burst out of a TV and roam about New York. It’s called ‘Pixels,’ it’s created by French director Patrick Jean, and it’s sweeping across the web like wildfire:
Highlights include Donkey Kong lobbing barrels from atop the Empire State building, Space Invaders descending upon unsuspecting taxis, Tetris blocks raining down on Manhattan, Pac-Man chomping up a subway and — my personal favorite — Frogger simply hopping across the street. And this time, he makes it!
Jean directed the astounding piece for Paris-based visual effects company One More Production, whose other work includes a variety of commercials and even a music video by Moby. Something tells us he’s going to get a lot more work soon.