If you think hard about it, can you remember the very first time you came in contact with a video game? What game was it, and how did you react to its awesomeness and creativity? For me, it was a small handheld little monochrome game that we all know called Donkey Kong. I remember how I fanatically tried to avoid those incoming rolling barrels, and how the levels, if you could even call them that, almost didn’t change at all. It was rather the number and the speed of the barrels that increased in order to simulate a higher level.
The next real video game I remember was Super Mario. That was the first game that got millions of people addicted to it, at least I think it was, I am not entirely sure. I can imagine that Pong was a game that drew in a ton of people as well, but I don’t know if the console itself was common enough to bring in the necessary numbers in order to call it a widespread addiction like Super Mario, but it could definitely be somewhere close.
So now that we’re several decades passed the dawn of the age of the video game console, we are of course starting to branch out a little. A group of people went out of their way to create a different incarnation of the Super Mario video game, and with the name “Video Game In A Box,” you probably know what it is. It’s a kind of an analog Super Mario game that was created using a lot of different household technologies. To make all the parts talk to each other, they used an open source software called Teagueduino. It’s a brilliant little invention that you have to see to believe! I am totally blown away by it and sure would like to have a go! Let the game begin! Again!