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Game Over: The Apocalypse in “Pixels”

If we’re gonna have to go eventually, please make it be as fun as this. The short film Pixels envisions a world invaded by the planets of Atari and Nintendo. The urban destruction as wrought by Donkey Kong and Pac-Man is entertaining enough, but the use of the pixel shape as a narrative element is downright brilliant. See if you can name all the games, and be sure to stick around for the closing credits.

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If we’re gonna have to go eventually, please make it be as fun as this. The short film Pixels envisions a world invaded by the planets of Atari and Nintendo.

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The urban destruction as wrought by Donkey Kong and Pac-Man is entertaining enough, but the use of the pixel shape as a narrative element is downright brilliant. See if you can name all the games, and be sure to stick around for the closing credits.

[Pixels by Patrick Jean]

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Alissa is a design writer for publications like Fast Company, GOOD and Dwell who can most often be found in Los Angeles. She likes to walk, ride the bus, and eat gelato

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