The annual “My Famicase Exhibition,” an art exhibit of fan-made Famicom cartridge designs by Tokyo game store METEOR has 250 entries this year. Famicase is a crowd-sourced art exhibit, in which artists and designers from all across the globe dream-up imaginative Famicom game titles to put onto a proper cartridge.
There is a unique kind of nostalgia for the Family Computer, colloquially known as the Famicom. The video game system was introduced by Nintendo in 1986 but never outside of Japan, and it was home to quite a few cult games.
The My Famicase Exhibition boasts a wide range of artists from all over the world, and all their brilliant, varied concepts for game titles. Many are amusing, some are dark, some are simply delightful. The artists have dreamt up the impossible-to-realize games, as if the Famicom was still the most popular console available today.
Artists and designers considering getting their work included in the exhibit need to send the event coordinators their submissions by March 31st of the year. The artwork has to be completely original and cannot use any existing copyrighted characters or assets. Works can be submitted by individuals or a team of artists, but only one submission is allowed per entrant.