If you have never heard of My Family exhibitionit means you have probably never visited this site in Aprilbecause since the beginning of the exhibition in 2005 we covered his annual showcase of amazing cartridge art.
Japanese game store Meteor is home to the gallery, which annually invites local and international artists to submit designs for Famicom game cartridge art. The catch is that these submissions are for games that don’t actually exist and were imagined by the artist.
Each submission includes a copy of the art and a brief description of the game, which, combined with the tag, can tell a detailed story of what it’s about, or can be intentionally kept to a minimum to leave the choice up to you.
And while the physical the exhibition will be almost impossible for 99% of you this year given the ongoing travel restrictions in Japan, as usual Meteor did us a favor and uploaded the full gallery to their website, allowing us to browse it at our leisure.
I have included some highlights below, while you can check the complete gallery on the Meteor website. AD if you want to buy this year’s exhibition in a book, you can also do that!
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As it has done every year since 2005, even during global pandemics, Japanese gaming store Meteor is once again hosting its annual Famicase Expo where it asks artists around the world to submit their original designs for Famicom cases. Cases for games that don’t actually exist.
2020: Somewhere out there is a timeline where these Nintendo games exist
It’s time, as it’s around this time every year, for Japanese game store Meteor to hold its Famicase exhibition, where artists from around the world are invited to create cartridge artwork for non-existent video games.