DISPLAY CASE: SEE THE IMAGINARY 8-BIT GAMES OF FAMICASE 2009


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5.5.2009

Brandon Boyer

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As previously mentioned, Japan’s finest hipster retro/game culture store Meteor recently opened its latest Famicase art exhibit with some 58 designers and artists imagining their ultimate games never created.

While the show lacks some of the visual punch that typified its 2008 entries (by which I mean, no repeat of last year’s fantastic Vector Planet and Whale of noise, both of which do need to be turned into working games), there’s still some fantastic stuff in the mix.

The one game most after my one true heart is Cap’s vino-red King Drunk (which appears to serve dual purpose as pun on the shop name, Meteor [Mei Tei Oh]), in which players are given several attempts to clear stages “while enjoying the state of drunkenness,” and which prides itself on its “inability to control game action”:

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But also excellent are:

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Space Picnic‘s Cosme: Music Maker
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argon’s Look at the Rainbow
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Meteor’s own A Bit of Garden
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Oh, and — whoops! Hawken King‘s ultra-subtle Bush Jr (published by GWBSOFT, natch) in which you must simply “save NYC!”

See the rest of the exhibit via the official Famicase 2009 site.

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