Pixel perfect: Old video games re-created in real life

German photographer Patrick Runte has come up with some fairly funny recreations of old 4-bit video games as they would have looked in real life.

Runte's take on real-world Pac-Man. The photographer designed and made the costumes for the series. Patrick Runte

While we wait for the big-screen adaptation of Halo to hopefully come out in the next couple of years, we must wonder about the real-life looks video games of yore may have taken. Modern games already look like awesome high-definition movies, but what about their heavily pixelated predecessors?

German photographer Patrick Runte has taken on the idea and has come up with some fairly funny recreations of old 4-bit video games as they would have looked in real life. The games adapted include Tetris, Pac-Man, and of course Pong. He even goes off the grid just a tad to bring us a pinball recreation. Rad.

Runte's a good photographer and there are many more (not so geeky) images on his site. In the meantime, check out a couple more of his game shots after the jump.

Runte's friends dress in costume to represent Pong in the real world. Patrick Runte

Real-world Tetris has legs, according to Runte. Patrick Runte
This is what Space Invaders might look like in real life. Patrick Runte

(Via Technabob)

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