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Dec 27, 2012
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Pixel Fireplace by Ted Martens


  This is a type-controlled interactive fireplace I’ve worked on for a few years. I originally made it because I have fond memories of a fireplace crackling away during the winter while growing up. I didn’t have one at my apartment so I decided to make my own take on a digital yule-log type fireplace. I love pixel art and I’m a game developer so I went with large pixels for abstraction combined with realistic sounds. You can throw up to 5 logs on at a time and they burn down to ash (about 15 minutes per log).


I’m kind of in love with this. Saw it on @rob_sheridan's feed, bought the full version and sat with Owen just chilling out and staring at it, then set it up on my laptop hooked up to the external monitor so and used it as a kind of writing timer (I think it takes about an hour for a log to run out.) Really simple, really fun.

Watch a video of it in action→

Pixel Fireplace by Ted Martens

This is a type-controlled interactive fireplace I’ve worked on for a few years. I originally made it because I have fond memories of a fireplace crackling away during the winter while growing up. I didn’t have one at my apartment so I decided to make my own take on a digital yule-log type fireplace. I love pixel art and I’m a game developer so I went with large pixels for abstraction combined with realistic sounds. You can throw up to 5 logs on at a time and they burn down to ash (about 15 minutes per log).

I’m kind of in love with this. Saw it on @rob_sheridan's feed, bought the full version and sat with Owen just chilling out and staring at it, then set it up on my laptop hooked up to the external monitor so and used it as a kind of writing timer (I think it takes about an hour for a log to run out.) Really simple, really fun.

Watch a video of it in action→

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