Centipede, Atari, 1980
This game was developed in collaboration with Dona Bailey, at the time one of the few women in the gaming industry.
In this shooting game you control a laser pistol with a trackball. You have to try to kill a centipede, which gets faster and faster by eating its way through a mushroom field. If you shoot it right...
Rolling Thunder, Atari, 1986
A secret agent must rescue his partner from the claws of a terrorist organisation. Rolling Thunder is a horizontal scrolling shooter, and can be situated somewhere between classics like Shinobi and...
Galaga, Namco, 1981
Evil comes from above
The shooter Galaga is a successor of Galaxian. The player's spaceship moves from left to right at the bottom of the screen. Just like in Space Invaders, evil comes from above: the...
Ms. Pac-Man, Midway, 1981
Perhaps the most simple and effective sequel ever. The design and drawings featuring on the oldest Ms. Pac-Man coin-ops are hand-painted. Later they switched to stickers, which wrongfully spread the...
Checking the quality of the Big Printer
General knowledge and Solving issues of the HP Designjet Z 2100
If your prints look 'stripy' or uneven, you have to check the print heads. Other very useful information is included in this article as well.
Level 2: Arcade
Coin swallowing amusement machines
Mortal Kombat, Jet Rocket, Badlands and more. This page offers you an overview of the video arcade machines in our collection.
Badlands, Atari, 1989
A post-apocalyptic racing game
Badlands must be one of the most fun racing games out there. The two steering wheels offer such nice game play that it's hard for anyone not to get swept up in the race. Not only do you race each...
NBA Jam, Midway games, 1993
NBA Jam changed the face of basketbal forever.
Until NBA Jam was released, basketball games were really only for the true enthusiast. After all, everything you could do on screen, you could do in real life as well. However, after 1993 basketball...
Daytona USA, SEGA, 1994
Popular racing game
The high quality of the graphics and the possibility to set up eight machines next to each other makes Daytona USA the most profit-generating coin-op worldwide. The player sits in a tub-like seat in...
Pachinko, i.a. Nishijin & Sankyo, from 1980…
The first Pachinko machines appeared in Japan around 1920 and were initially intended as children's toys. A decade later Pachinko became very popular among grown-ups as well. It's highly...
My favorite handheld
Mediamatic crew playing their favorite handheld game. Pictures made by Marina Uhrig. The portraits are part of the Arcade exhibition .
Interactive installation Sean Follmer, Luís Brandão, Fábio da Costa
Untitled Sock Project 2010
Dev Camp '10 project
This installation was built during Dev Camp '10. It is a project that was developed by Pol Pla and Sean Follmer (both hailing from Boston, Massachusetts) in cooperation with the Portuguese duo...
Interactive installation Fabienne Serriere, Travis Goodspeed, Arjan Scherpenisse, 1 Jan 2010
multi threaded banjo dinosaur knitting adventure…
8-bit hacked knitting machine game
A two-player 8-bit game made out of a hacked knitting machine connected to an ikCam. The winner's avatar is printed out using the knitting machine. This ingenious construction was a combined...
Interactive installation Sicco van Sas, Gilles de Hollander, Arno Veenstra, Kendra Markle 1 Jan 2010
This installation enables visitors to manipulate the visuals during an event. By sending text messages to a prescribed phone number, guests can add elements to the visuals they see on stage or around...
Interactive installation Ralph Meijer, Ernst Odolphi, Kjen Wilkens, Eelco Wagenaar 1 Jan 2010
IkScream aspires to create the biggest, loudest and longest scream ever. Swipe your ikTag in front of the reader, and vent your frustrations into the ear. A mic and camera record your scream.
Interactive installation Mark Wubben, Dirk van Oosterbosch, Eelco Wagenaar, Marie-Anne Huiskamp, Theodore Watson, PIPS:Lab 1 Jan 2010
Write on Wall physical digital graffiti wall
Draw on the Wow! using the light from your cell phone, cigarette bud etc. Upload the images to your online profile(s) and share them with your friends. The Wow! can be projected onto any surface
Interactive installation Dana Gordon, Jean-Baptiste Labrune, Nadya Peek 1 Jan 2010
The ikBijt confesses for you
Bite down on this installation and listen to all your web 2.0 sins. You'll be the only one who can hear them, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to better your life.
Level 1: Sensor Fest
Mediamatic's interactive ikInstallations
ikBijt, ikStaar, Wow! and more. These are the ikInstallations featuring in the Arcade exhibition.
Interactive installation Luis Rodil-Fernandez, Seth Hunter, Axel Roest, Saro van Cleynenbreugel 1 Jan 2010
21st century staring contest
IkStaar brings old-fashioned staring contests into the 21st century. Two people sit down opposite each other. Two PlayStatoin Eyes register which participant blinks first. A video is made of the...
Dev Camp Day 3
Camilo and Thjeu are essential in making the projects work. They brought their own tools and are building the (wooden) frames to house the installations.
Day 4: Markers, Socks and Arduinos
Blowing your Sock on!
A blowing context that influences the color of a never ending sock. An educational game filled with politics, psychology and philosophical theory.
Day 4: Manufacturing Hardware
Multithreaded Banjo Dinosaur Knitting Adventure 2D Extremeeeee
The knitting machine is busy knitting the custom designed sprites created through the ikCam terminal. But the team is not done yet.
Dev Camp Day 2
Staring contests are as old as the road to Rome. I heard from reliable sources that before the invention of the ball kids used to stare at each other a lot out of boredom. This project is an updated...
Dev Camp Day 4
I always thought Hackers were night owls. I assumed I would be entering a vacant space at 10 in the morning during this Dev Camp. I could not be more wrong: when I come in I am greeted by the...