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posted by fearfulsymmetry (31 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
There's a none song version on Dailymotion
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:18 AM on April 8, 2010


Invaders! Possibly from space!
posted by The Whelk at 7:26 AM on April 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


nice... The non-song version is much better...

it does have a bit of a creepy 9/11 vibe to it, not sure what to do with that part...
posted by HuronBob at 7:29 AM on April 8, 2010


Moral of the story: Discard your old electronics properly!
posted by fungible at 7:30 AM on April 8, 2010


This is how the world ends, not with a bang but with a
posted by The Whelk at 7:32 AM on April 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


Those are voxels.
posted by delmoi at 7:43 AM on April 8, 2010 [6 favorites]


Oh noes! Stack Overflow!
posted by yeloson at 7:46 AM on April 8, 2010


Yes, fantastic effects -- don't quite understand the song choice.
posted by cavalier at 7:47 AM on April 8, 2010


I knew the singularity was nigh.
posted by tybeet at 7:55 AM on April 8, 2010


Best part: the Tetris floors on the building blinking out.

Also: needed a Mario or Luigi climbing out of the sewers.
posted by ColdChef at 8:16 AM on April 8, 2010


Dang, unexpected enjoyment. Well that's going to take off like a viral rocket for sure.

A little back story. The writer/director's name is Patrick Jean. Director of Photography, Matias Boucard. Naïve New Beaters "L.A. trumpets" for the music. It was shot on location in NYC.
posted by nickyskye at 8:25 AM on April 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Interesting how the lack of music changes the impression.


Without the music, it's all very sinister and spooky, and the sound editing is *tight*, the looming buuuuuur of the Tetris pieces. In this one, Donkey Kong almost looks out of place, he's too cute and fun to be a part of this.

In the With Music version, it's almost like being all 8-bitted would be REALLY FUN. You keep waiting for your other games/characters to appear. Pac Man and Donkey Kong are now your old friends you're happy to see! Until the ending, which is out of place with the mood.
posted by The Whelk at 8:31 AM on April 8, 2010 [2 favorites]


Prefered the non-song version.

Also cool to see the Commodore ad on the first subway station.
posted by Nyarlathotep at 8:45 AM on April 8, 2010


Also cool to see the Commodore ad on the first subway station.

And Ocean and Psygnosis on the others! There's clearly a bit of an 8-bit computer bias.
posted by CaseyB at 9:00 AM on April 8, 2010


Invaders! Possibly from space!

I think I just figured out that The Whelk is a viral ad for the return of new episodes of Futurama on Comedy Central starting June 24th 2010 at 10:00 PM.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:18 AM on April 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


Apparently the film was made the French group One More Production... there's lots of other cool stuff on their site.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 10:42 AM on April 8, 2010


This is awesome and really well executed, but does it make me a huge nerd that I'm kind of bugged by the presence of Tetris cubes in an otherwise 8-bit army of attackers?
posted by Nothing... and like it at 11:26 AM on April 8, 2010


No, but the fact that there were 5-square "Tetris" blocks offended me immensely.
posted by Jonathan Harford at 11:34 AM on April 8, 2010


This just makes me want 3D Dot Game Heroes that much more.
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:18 PM on April 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I saw this fucking everywhere today, and I don't get what is so cool about it. I love pixily stuff but I'm tired of fucking Space Invaders and fucking Donkey Kong over and over again.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 12:18 PM on April 8, 2010


Yeah, once you've fucked Donkey Kong once, he really gets boring.

And kind of needy.
posted by Michael Roberts at 2:52 PM on April 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I thought of this track when I saw the title, and again when I heard the music. So I tubedubbed it:
here
posted by codacorolla at 4:30 PM on April 8, 2010 [3 favorites]


So I tubedubbed it

I had no idea this existed and now everyone I know is going to be subjected to me CORRECTING certain scenes from movie and TV.
posted by The Whelk at 5:31 PM on April 8, 2010


Enjoyable but technically, aren't those voxels?
posted by ropeladder at 7:32 PM on April 8, 2010


Wish this were a trailer for a feature length. Can't lie.
posted by Juicy Avenger at 7:33 PM on April 8, 2010


Röyksopp
posted by P.o.B. at 11:18 PM on April 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I haven't giggled that hard in months!
posted by Twang at 12:06 AM on April 9, 2010


Whelk: yeah... I can see it leading to a lot of "well, it SHOULD sound / look like this".
posted by codacorolla at 10:04 AM on April 9, 2010


Came in to post Röyksopp, left one-upped.
posted by davejay at 10:11 AM on April 9, 2010


That tubedub works so well, it almost seems like the film was made with that song as the soundtrack, but then they couldn't get the rights.
posted by davejay at 10:13 AM on April 9, 2010


Doo doo doo doo-doo-doo-doo, doodle-oodle-oo!
posted by bwg at 5:00 PM on April 11, 2010


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