As we’re all well aware, the internet can be used for creative good or soul-shattering evil (and the line separating the two can get a bit hazy at times). Every once in awhile, a truly benign and innovative idea comes to life through the deft creative execution of talented designers and thinkers (ex. the “Sour” music video, definitely worth a watch). For a brief moment, something beautiful surfaces from the cesspool of negative comments and ironic detachment that defines a lot of the day-to-day emotional commerce on the interwebs, and it reminds of that thin wedge of the interactive pie-chart signifying “Genuine happiness and faith in humanity”.
Today, that moment is brought you by Pica Pic’s handheld video game treasury by Hipopotam, a collection of games that any kid of the 80s/early 90s will immediately recognize. Sure, it’d be nice to just look at these expertly re-created and nod approvingly, but the experience doesn’t stop there: you can actually play most of the games as well. Inner-child, feel free to go nuts.