These are doodles dashed off by graphic artist extraordinaire Olly Moss. You know, one of these days, some game-making entity will actually get Moss ‘s artistic stylings into something playable. Instead of, y’know, ripping them off.
Brent Engstrom, an artist who has worked on the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards, recently tried his hand at making some video game box art. Not real box art though. Weird, fake games that I suddenly want to play, thanks to their names and art. Badly.
Death — or its watered-down digital equivalent — was never too far-off in the arcade classics of yesteryear. Whether it’s angry ghosts in primary colours from Pac-Man or a missed jump in Super Mario Bros, players never forgot that they were surrounded by end-of-life scenarios.