If you love classic games and fondly remember the retro daze that was the 80s, there’s a good chance you dig pixels. 8-bit graphics are just as popular today as they were back then and there’s a new Kickstarter project set to bring some retro magic to the masses by the name of Game Frame: The Art of Pixels.
The Game Frame is a digital picture frame of sorts that makes checking out your favorite pixel art a cinch. It’s also easy on the eyes and looks like it belongs on your wall or desk. Each unit comes with a pixel art packaged designed by the folks at eBoy, and you’ll be able to load up your own creations as well through an SD card. Want to animate those pixels? It’s not a problem with Game Frame as you can set things to loop and adjust the frame rate.
Using the Game Frame is about as easy as it gets as there are only two buttons and an off switch to deal with. The ‘Next’ button is self-explanatory and “Setup” gives you access to four menus – Playback Mode, Timer, Play, and Brightness. If you can operate a digital picture frame, you’ll certainly have no trouble using the Game Frame.
The Game Frame’s Kickstarter campaign has just gotten underway, but spots are limited on some backing tiers and they are going extremely fast. At the time of this writing, the cheapest you can pick up a “complete” Game Frame is for $230, but if you’re good with tech you can get the DIY Dark Maker Kit for $60. As usual, there is plenty of cool swag to be had including pixel portraits of yourself and clear coated Game Frames.
There are 26 days left in the Game Frame: The Art of Pixels Kickstarter campaign, so there’s plenty of time to spread the word about this cool little project. If you’re looking to pick one up, I would wait as the Game Frame has already blown past its original goal in 3 days so if you snooze, you just might lose. Hit up the link below to find out more about Jeremy Williams Game Frame project.