Steampunk Gameboy

The Gameboy was one of the most iconic and outright playable handheld devices during at childhood here at Coolector HQ and our affection for this cracking little gadget remains unsullied all these years later even though we are now beset with much more technologically advanced consoles.

Our love of the Gameboy stems from the immensely simple yet supremely addictive games that it boasted and we always remain on the lookout for projects pertaining to one of Nintendo’s finest creation and it is for this reason we were delighted to stumble across this decidedly impressive Steampunk Gameboy from French set designer, Elise Siegwald.

Crafted using a mixture of materials including clock mechanisms, acrylic paint and simple thread, this Steampunk Gameboy looks like it has been lifted straight from the Bioshock franchise of videogames and the visual appeal of it it is unparalleled. Whilst it might lose some of its functionality through the addition of these steampunk features, such as a magnifying glass over the screen and various cogs, nuts and bolts, there’s no denying that this version of the Nintendo classic takes some beating. Feast your eyes on a few more shots below:

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A thoroughly impressive design project that showcases the creative talents of Siegwald extremely well and we dare say that if there are any film directors out there currently in the planning phase of creating a steampunk-esque movie, this talented set designer will have elevated to the top of their list. The Gameboy was such an iconic device and it is heartening to see that people are still compelled to work with it and create new and engaging projects from its vintage canvas.

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