Dick Poelen – 2015

A pac man labyrinth with Space Invaders and Pong characters

At first glance, »Pacapong« looks like a game from the early 1980s.

It is a mix of the arcade classics »Pong« (1972), »Space Invaders« (1978), »Pac-Man« (1980), and »Donkey Kong« (1981). This recombining of works is reminiscent of the mashup culture that became popular in the music world in the 1990s: New compositions are mixed by sampling songs by different artists. In the world of computer games, this form of artistically engaging with one's own culture is rare.

»Pacapong« was created at the international game jam »Mini Ludum Dare« #58.

Material / Technique

PC, Windows



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