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November 14, 2016
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Back to Bits Animation Project Launched Today
Retro NES-Inspired Animated GIFS Feature More 40 Artists
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 14, 2016 - Back to Bits, a curated animation project featuring the collective works of more than 40 artists from around the world, was launched today, showcasing a series of animated GIFs inspired by retro NES games.
Back to Bits contributors are professional artists from various creative industries including illustrators, animators, comic book artists, concept artists, directors and designers who share a passion for video games. This first round, or “level,” in the Back to Bits series is called NES Nostalgia, and is a tribute to retro 80s and 90s NES games including Zelda, Mega Man, Balloon Fight and Joust. Artists were asked to reinterpret and create a seamless looping animated short GIF inspired by an NES game of their choice.
"Back to Bits was channeled by the nostalgic desire to go 'back to the bit era' when games were measured in bits, NES 8-bit and SNES 16-bit," said Jerry Liu, creator and curator, Back to Bits. “The project serves as a lighthearted creative outlet to bring like-minded artists together to share work, celebrate their love for these games and inspire the next generation of gamers."
The Back to Bits project can be viewed at www.backtobits.com. Subsequent levels in this series are in development stages and are planned for future release.
Back to Bits | Level 1 - NES Nostalgia Montage Vimeo
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