Yearly, round about now, indie Japanese video games retailer/shopfront Meteor holds an exhibition known as Famicase. The aim? Showcase the design and illustration of cartridge artwork for video games that don’t exist. Artists from all around the world participate, sending of their submissions, and yearly Meteor decide the very best and show them stay of their retailer.
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Given the exhibition is in Tokyo, nevertheless, most of you studying aren’t capable of go test it out. Regardless of! Meteor are additionally form sufficient to publish the submissions yearly on their web site, leaving us free to check out simply how unbelievable each single one in every of them are
Like I’ve ever 12 months for what looks like 1000 years, this publish goes to focus on a few of my favorite entries for the 12 months, a few of them from native artists, a few of them from worldwide ones, and a few of them even from Kotaku readers who have been form sufficient to ship in their very own profitable submissions.
If you wish to take a look at each entry, there’s a gallery website right here, whereas you may as well purchase a stunning e-book of the entire assortment from Meteor for ¥1430 (or round USD$10). Anyway, with out additional ado: the submissions!
I ought to observe right here on the finish that whereas the entire level of Famicase is to think about video games that don’t exist, and with the concentrate on merely making items of cartridge artwork that appears good hanging on a wall (or displayed in a e-book), that doesn’t imply that these video games don’t get made. As we’ve coated beforehand, the A Game By Its Cover jam takes place every year, and asks developers to turn some of these concepts into playable, actual games.