Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #25: Bioshock Infinite Anime, Space Invaders Snow Prints, Gaming Bar/Restaurant

[Welcome again to Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear! This is a weekly feature wherein I shine the spotlight on three of the best custom-made, video game-inspired projects I’ve come across this week. Whatever the game and whether it’s art, crafts, toys, cosplay, animations or anything creative, if it’s good enough I’ll share with you lovely readers!]

Bioshock Infinite Anime

I know you can’t get enough of Bioshock Infinite, with everyone is still reeling from the fantastic ending and pining for more. While, sadly, there are no plans of an official continuation of the game in anime form, Deviantart user doubleleaf lets us see how the concept could appear–and the results are rather impressive.

Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth can be seen in the classic Japanese art style, with an emphasis on the word ‘style’. The scenes depict the characters in a classy manner along with a detailed recreation of the setting.

[Source: Deviantart via Kotaku]

Space Invaders Snow Prints

Art, shirts, tributes of Space Invaders is so common that it’s becoming incredibly cliche when it comes to what people associate with video games. It’ll take something extremely impressive to capture my interest these days, and thankfully Simon Beck has delivered.

You’ve probably made some art in the snow before–snow angels, a smiley face or a message with your finger. Simon apparently makes art the size of a mountain. The result of his recent endeavour are these enormous Invader sprites in the Alpine hillside. Right now you’re probably thinking: “so he must have some huge team and a sophisticated set of machinery to achieve this, right?”. Look closer–they are made entirely out of his own footprints!

[Source: Simon Beck via Kotaku]

Gaming Bar/Restaurant

When you think of video games and food, you probably picture shovelling crisps into your face during an intense online deathmatch session. However, there’s a far more satisfying, elegant and awesome alternative, and it’s called the EXP Restaurant + Bar.

It’s a restaurant/bar in Vancouver that is dedicated to video games, from the entire menu to the interior. Not convinced? The menu includes: Triforce Burger, Cob of Duty, Super Smash Nachos, Assassin’s Cheese Fries, Delfino Prawn Tacos and many more deliciously geek-reference cuisine.

The place is also just jam-packed with posters, figures, and sprite art lining the walls. It’s truly a haven for hungry gamers.

[Source: EXP Bar via Geekologie]

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #24: Portal 2 Frankenturret, Miiverse Art Exhibit, ’80s-Style Nintendo Consoles. You can find all our back episodes here.

If you’ve seen or made anything cool that you’d like to see featured, leave us a comment or send me a tweet! You just might see your name credited next week.

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