The other day I happened to have an old video game console on, playing a racing game, and the actual little sprite used for the car caught my eye. It was so primitive and basic, but still undeniably a car. All in an 8x8 grid. That's an amazing artistic feat. So let's see if we can give it a shot!

The reason I had the console on was because I had heard that Ralph Baer, father of home video games, passed away. So, to honor him, I turned on my old Magnavox Odyssey 2 (which was a gift from Rutledge Wood! What a nice guy!). The reason for the Odyssey 2 in this case is because Baer's work eventually became the original home console, Odyssey.

Let's say both in honor of this impressive man and for, you know, the hell of it, we'll take a stab at making some recognizable cars in only 64 pixels. It's harder than it looks, and yet it's surprisingly possible to come up with good stuff. Also, I just kind of have a thing for crude pixel art.


Some of you may use patterns you've seen before in classic games, but I'd love to see some original takes on this challenge. It can look like any kind of car at all, but it just has to be recognizable as SOME kind of car.


To get you started, here's a little grid template to use. Post your creations in the comments. I'm really excited to see what you come up with!