There are some moments in gaming that are so memorable that they deserve to be celebrated in some meaningful way, and that's exactly what Pixel Frames is offering.
The company produces officially-licenced shadow boxes that are "snapshots that perfectly convey your love for retro gaming" and cover franchises such as Mega Man, Street Fighter, Sonic and Battletoads.
In each one, the foreground, midground, and background are "layered and distanced" in order to add a sense of depth which makes the image come alive. "Each layer is laser cut, then inserted into a foam backing that holds each popular scene at a different point of depth to add a 3D feel to 2D retro games," Pixel Frames says.
We were lucky enough to be sent a selection of these products, and the quality is impressive; the build quality and materials are both excellent, and the 3D effect is seriously striking – especially when hung on your office or bedroom wall in just the right place. And because they're quite compact frames, there's the temptation to arrange them in groups, which looks even more appealing.
Of particular note in the new range is a Pixel Frame based on the iconic 2004 Street Fighter III: Third Strike battle in which 9-time EVO champion Justin Wong was beaten at the last moment by the legendary Daigo Umehara – an event which has become known as "EVO Moment 37".
Are you tempted to pick any of these up to hang on your wall? Let us know with a comment.
Thanks to Pixel Frames for sending us the products seen in this article.