Short Film PIXELS Has an 8-Bit Hate for New York City

     April 8, 2010


Mark my words: the best video game movie is going to be one that comes from a retro property.  Trying to make movies out of games that are trying to be movies will most likely never work because all you’re doing is taking the interactivity out of a video game.  But because 8-bit video games are silly and didn’t really try to tell a story, there’s so much room for imagination.

You can see that imagination on display with a short film by Patrick Jean called Pixels.  In the film, 8-bit favorites Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Frogger, and others decide to destroy New York City by turning everything they touch into 3D pixels.  When I saw the Space Invaders, I couldn’t help but think of the Futurama episode where Fry wonders what the world would be like if life were more like a video game.

Hit the jump to check out two versions of the films.  One has music and the other doesn’t. I like the one without music because you can hear the great sound effects and with music the flick come off like an advertisement. [via Edgar Wright]

[Without Music]

PIXELS: Retro Gamers from addwork on Vimeo.

[With Music]

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