2012 could turn out to be a big year for human kind. As predicted by the Ancient Mayan civilization and depicted by a particularly rubbish movie last year, our time on this planet is due to come to an abrupt end on December 21, 2012. I’m not sure about you, but I won’t waste my time with any plans for Christmas.
How the human race will meet its untimely demise is currently unknown, but according to this delightful short film by Patrick Jean, there’s a fair old chance it could involve Donkey Kong and Pacman. Joined by a host of other recognizable characters from the 1980s, the video depicts modern day New York (where else for a disaster movie, really?) being terrorized and destroyed by a host of retro gaming icons and sprites. Lasting a little over 2 and a half minutes, Pixels showcases an end of world scenario that in all fairness I’m finding hard to begrudge. Praise be to the Mayans. Unless the whole thing turns out to be as boring as Roland Emmerich’s 2012.
That is one superb video. The Pac-Man, Tetris and Arkanoid bits had me grinning like a fool. And that 8-bit droning sound at the beginning: awesome. Oh, and Onemoreprod riffing on the Ocean logo was a great little touch.
That was the coolest short video I’ve seen in a long, long time. Thanks Mat! Also, thanks for the tip to remove 2012 from my Netflix cue…
I really enjoyed this short movie also!! Very very clever, and I had to laugh at the pixelated donkey kong looking for where to throw the barrel.
What a bloody brilliant video!!! 🙂