Where Architecture and Retro Video Gaming Meet

Where Architecture and Retro Video Gaming Meet

Jason Yang
May 1, 2013

The Grandest Game of Pong on the Planet was recently played on the north face of the 437-foot tall Cira Centre in Philadelphia. One hundred "Golden Ticket" winners competed in the Pong tournament hosted by Drexel University in magnificent fashion. But this isn't the first time skyscrapers, computers, digital projection systems, and gaming classics have come together for the awe and amusement on a gigantic stage.

Grandest Game of Pong on the Planet

"Urban Flipper" playable pinball game (Ufunk.net)

Students and prefrosh alike were able to play a fully functional game of Tetris on the Green Building over Campus Preview Weekend. Hackers used the already installed LED arrays to light up the windows with a variety of colors for the super-sized video game.Actual playable Tetris by the great minds at M.I.T. (The Tech)

Retro Gaming: Space Invaders Building LightsSpace Invaders (Retro Gaming via Facebook)

Video light show from Projekt P.I.W.O. featuring Pong, Tetris, Mario and even Michael Jackson.

The World's Biggest Drum Machine (UPROXX)

Breakout (UPROXX)

This Ukranian light show displays many fantastical elements utilizing a 3D projection system (Gamma Squad).

(Images: Drexel University; as linked above)

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