Arty Awesomeness Video Clips

8-BIT Waterslide in REAL LIFE!

Featuring an 8-bit water slide mixed with some real world imagery, this cute stop-motion animation was created by tea&cheese for a film competition.

All the characters, props and sets where created and animated in Flash, then cut out and re-animated, frame by frame, in real life.

Be warned – there is mild 8-bit nudity in this video.

[via Milk and Cookies]


Going Retro-Futuristic with Jumpman

Jumpman is a nostaligc, lo-fi retro platformer featuring a layered level design and game mechanics with a twist. Creator Runhello has this to say:

The thought was to kind of take all the things that have become possible in games in the last 29 years– physics, 45 degree angles, a z axis– and bring the new technology into an early-80s-style platformer while at the same time changing the platformer’s basic nature as little as possible. The hope is to try to make you believe that every 2600-era platformer would have looked like this if only you’d pulled the camera back about 4 feet.

Jumpman is a free download for both Mac and Windows. Get it from – via Boing Boing.

Awesomeness Flash Games

Divide and Conquer With Split ’em up

Split ’em up is a fun, unique retro shooter that pits you against an aggressive alien horde. Wipe out all of the invaders with minimum damage to your shields!

How to play

Left/Right = Move laser cannons around the perimeter

Up/Down = Toggle between modes: red cannons are linked together, blue cannons will travel independently of one another

Space bar= Fire!

Play the game at Let’s Design. (Game removed from post due to noise pollution – thanks tipster Tim!)