I had some fun over the last few days. Stuck at home with a semi-busted ankle, I cannot do much more than sit around watching TV or surfing the net. At some point I was bound to spot the PacMan game on Google, and notice that the little yellow guy celebrating 30 years!
Whilst playing a few rounds of the game that Google had put on its search engine, I had some interesting thoughts about all those 8-bit games we played when we were teenagers. Half-Life, WOW and on-line gaming were not available when we were kids!
Having a weird sense of humour, I quickly thought of some interesting variations on the PacMan game. Twenty minutes of drawing, designing, creating my ideas, I now have four shirts on Redbubble for anyone to buy and wear proudly:
Pac Pong . This was the first version I created. Red and yellow is right? Ah well, my monochrome version can’t be far wrong from the original colours.
PacPong Original . White on black makes more sense. I may make a black on white version, it’s only a few minutes work. ;)
Pac Invaders This was the first shirt I made in this series, and gave birth to all my other ideas and designs.
Pac Asteroids – White on Black . This idea has been going over in my mind for about 24 hours. I won’t say this concept is perfect, and parts of it fell into place at the last possible moment. Originally I had planned to have asteroids like in the original version, but suddenly realised that damaged blobs made more sense.
Pac Asteroids – Black on White . This time I decided inverted-colours was a good idea. With so many great colour choices for shirts on Redbubble, it made sense to let every potential buyer get what they want.
I plan to buy one of each for myself very soon. Which ones are you going to buy first?
I hope the ATARI people have a good laugh. Heck, I hope they don’t mind what I have done.