Nov 2 2007Steampunk Pac-Gentleman Is Pretty Sweet

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Doktor A, the artist/sculptor responsible for this awesomely awesome steampunk creation has titled it "The Secret History of Video Games: Pac Gentleman". He also provides an explanation of the game.

When this game was first released in 1880 it was so hugely popular in taverns and inns that the bank of England was forced to mint more threepenny bits to keep up with demand. The game was created by messrs Nam & Nam and Co. as a novelty pastime for the masses. Outdoing the previous top public house game of Shove Ha’penny.

So there you have it, straight from the good doktor's mouth. He is one clever bastard, I'll tell you that. Who would have thought ol' Pac would look so good in a bowler hat? And the mustaches on the ghosts, divine. I wish I could grow one like that, but alas, I'm just a hairless prepubescent boy.

One more picture after the jump.

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pac-man? that's pac-gentleman to you [technabob]

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So this guy I never heard of welds a boiler and a pinball machine together, glues some wooden pac-replicas on it and he's a genius. Who is responsible for deciding this? I want to be his drug dealer.

So you only appreciate things from people you've heard of? Good luck on your voyage of non-discovery Feckless!

I'm loving this piece. It's shoes especially.

elkiev71 - well no I like to discover new people but this just irritated me for some reason. That art looks like a dust bunny grower.

I think i have a new pac-man rom hack to work on now. That is awesome!

I don't get it. I'm a tard.

That is utterly f***ing awesome.
I would love to see a steampunk version of Space Invaders.

Here's the link to Scott's hack: http://jerronimo.livejournal.com/1345860.html

this is great... absolutely inspiring...

I am now, having discovered this piece, working out mechanical details for a functional game of "invaders from the aether" (space invaders) for my own collection... (asteroids was actually my favorite game, but I can not think of a way to tie it into steampunk)

my thanks to the artist.

and feckless, with those arms holding the characters, it does indeed appear as static art unless the background is movable as well, but there is a solution to dust bunnies that has been around a very long time...

the feather duster.

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