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The Crystal Mask of Wisdom

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The Crystal Mask of Wisdom by Rob Beschizza is an entire video game that fits in an 8×8 pixel box (that’s smaller than a favicon!).

The empire of halxe is in despair and dragons scour the land. Search for the Sword of Maguss in the forest of foiwn. Locate the Shield of Doom in the tomb of peuxbe. Collect the 16 rings of power and find the key of souls to unlock the secret of the pinnacle of pain, where the evil Tharg gathers forces for the final attack.

It’s a must play, if for no other reason than to be impressed by how much gameplay they were able to cram into such a tiny space.

[The Crystal Mask of Wisdom]

…It’s TGI Friday: Upgrade Complete?

Upgrade Complete

In video games, upgrades usually mean your character gets better or your plot of land gets a few more decorations, but what if the upgrades made the game itself better?

In Upgrade Complete!, the goal is to upgrade both your ship, and the game itself. Want sound? You’ll need to upgrade. Want to mute that sound? Need to upgrade? Want to congratulate yourself when you beat the game? You guessed it; you’ll need an upgrade.

The game itself isn’t very hard, and you can probably play it from beginning to end in about 30-minutes, but the meta-gaming jokes are pretty funny, and it’s an interesting concept that’s worth a look.

[Upgrade Complete!]

[Via: Kottke]

…The 8-Bit Waterslide is amazing?

8-Bit Waterslide

Wow! Take one part 8-Bit video game, mix it with one part stop-motion animation, combine all ingredients in a waterslide, and the result is fantastic:

[Via: NOTCOT]

…Microsoft tested Photosynth on the Obama Inauguration?

Microsoft Photosynth Inauguration

Microsoft has been testing their Photosynth software for some time now, but with so many people snapping away with their cameras during the Inauguration, now’s probably the perfect time to see what getting ‘synthy’ is all about.

The goal of Photosynth is to take a bunch of photos and create an experience that has the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video game, and the mind-blowing detail of the real world. Photosynth was the result of two independent breakthroughs: The ability to reconstruct a scene or object from a bunch of flat photographs, and the technology to bring that experience to virtually anyone over the Internet:

It works by examining images for similarities to each other and using that information to estimate the shape of the subject and the vantage point each photo was taken from. With this information, Photosynth then recreates the space and uses it as a canvas to display and navigate through the photos. Here’s a little video on the history and inspiration behind Photosynth:

It’s probably one of those ‘see it to believe it’ technologies, so head on over to Photosynth’s special Inauguration page and check out the different Synths that were created during the event.

[Microsoft Photosynth – Inauguration]

[Via: FlowingData]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: JR Rocha’s Infiniti G37

JR Rocha Infiniti G37

JR Rocha’s 2008 Infiniti G37 recently won the SEMA “Best of Show” award, and as a result, will be featured in the upcoming Gran Turismo 5 video game!

Mods include a full widebody kit, dual Nismo GT-R turbos, a V-Mount dual-intercooler setup, three additional oil coolers, custom everything, and a partridge in a pair tree.

[Via: Motor Trend]