by Danny Damore on April 23, 2012
Tyler DeAngelo, Renee Lee, and Ranjit Bhatnagar created a game of Frogger that uses real-time traffic going down 5th Ave. in New York City to create the vehicles you have to dodge. They setup a camera with a good view of 5th Ave., and with motion tracking software are able to replicate the cars going down 5th Ave. into the game of Frogger. The game’s creators are trying to get 5th Ave. Frogger featured in the Art of Video Games exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. If you think it deserves a spot in the exhibit go on over to the Smithsonian Facebook page, and leave a comment.
This reminds me of one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes where George tries to get a game of Frogger across the streets of New York City.