An old school arcade game with dynamic data from the Internet.
Coin-OP Web Toolz is a Windows and MacOSX application that uses dynamic image data from the Internet as content in a series of old school arcade games such as “Robotron”, “Defender”, and “Missle Command”. In order to play, the user must first gather several images from the internet by typing in a website (URL) and downloading images from the resulting page. The images found are then used in the games as either villains to avoid or prizes to collect in order to gain points.
1st Prize, The Frying Pan Awards, Parsons School of Design, NYC
Sept @ Net-Art 1999, net-art.org
Video Documentation of the Project
The project was aimed to make online gaming into something that could be dynamically generated based on data that already exists on the Internet. This way the game was more personal and customised to the user since they could choose the graphics that are used in the games.