Storefront Arcade Game Beckons To Passersby To Play [Video]

Freelance developer Kris Temmerman installed an old-fashioned game at his office window.

Leah Gonzalez
Leah Gonzalez on December 19, 2013. @leahgonz

Kris Temmerman, the freelance creative developer behind Neuro Productions, turned his office window in Antwerp into an old-fashioned arcade game.

The game runs entirely on Arduino and Temmerman developed everything — except the background music — himself. He created the LED screen with its own “display driver” and display list, an 8-bit sound library, and a pixel-art style game about alien invasion. The background music of the game was courtesy of Annegreet Sledsens.

Temmerman installed the LED screen inside, behind the window glass, and placed the joystick outside for passersby and loiterers to play with as they please.

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Temmerman cross-developed the game as an Arduino app and a Cinder c++ app, and all the memory is stored on the Arduino. More details on how he developed the software and hardware can be found on the project page.

The installation allowed people to interact with a piece of architecture and also added an element of fun to the streets.

The video below shows the success of the installation.

Neuro Productions

Source: Creative Applications

Images: Neuro Productions