Classic games like Space Invaders never get old, they just keep getting better, as you’ll see shortly after the jump.
Playable Space Invaders Carpet
Janek Simon of Poland, created this playable Space Invaders carpet — powered by a PlayStation 2 “that projects the game onto the carpet via an overhead projector”.
Perfect for parties, as indicated by the pictures of youthful 20-somethings on the project’s home page, or for keeping you company while you sit alone in your room
Stop-Motion Space Invaders
Created by BitFlicks, this quasi stop-motion Space Invaders clip is quite impressive to say the least. Kotaku explains the stop-motion process:
What you can see is a very basic quasi-stop motion animation. Quasi because there was actually only one LEGO block involved, which was photographed in multiple positions and then composited in a photo editing program as a multi-layer image. Producing the animation was then a simple matter of masking the LEGO blocks and then hiding or displaying certain layers. The end result was a simple stop motion animation that didn’t suffer from the usual random variations in lighting and position
Space Invaders Played with Your Body
Douglas Edric Stanley created this nifty interactive installation that allows anyone to play the classic Space Invaders game, using their body.
Human Space Invaders
For those into real-life gaming, check this out: a group of students from Switzerland have recreated the classic game of Space Invaders, using real humans.
The installation was shot at last year’s Swiss’ Belluard festival, and you can attempt to read all about it in a language you will never understand at NotSoNoisy