Famicase 2009 Art Exhibit Opens

Fifty-eight artists and designers craft imaginary Famicom game carts

The art on game boxes and carts from the 8-bit era was generally pretty crap. A lot of it is still crap today, but back then gaming was still considered largely a kid's thing so people gave even less of a **** on whether or not the box art looked good.

Japanese retro games shop Meteor is behind the My Famicase exhibition, which gives a whole new meaning to games-as-art. Fifty-eight artists and designers were tasked for the second time with creating Famicom cartridge art for imaginary games. The results? Stunning.

I can't read Japanese, so I have absolutely no idea what it says when you click on the images. My guess is some kind of description of what the game is supposed to be about, but with art this cool, more information might be too much for me.

[via offworld.com]