How to turn your desk into a video game

So how do you turn your boring desk into an exciting video game? It's easy. All you need is a knowledge of retro games. Some coloured blocks. A bit of time. A camera. The ability to make a kick-ass chip tune. And an editing tool. Oh, and a whole lot of creative talent to make sure the finished article looks the absolute business. Witness:

This amazing stop-frame animation, called 'My Desk is 8-Bit', was created by San Francisco based artist, Alex Varanese. I can't even begin to imagine how long it took. The buildings in the foreground is genius, as is the authentic parallax scrolling. If this was a GamesRadar Super Review, I'd definitely give it a 10.

May 27, 2010