Donkey Kong Puts the On Back in Education


A group of 10 UC Santa Cruz engineering students spent five hours of prime reading and studying time to create a four-story post-it art piece inspired by everyone's favorite Nintendo classic video game Donkey Kong. And I must say, it was time well spent.

The piece, which stretched throughout the windows of a campus building, was created with 6,400 post-it notes; however, in order to get the colors right the crew actually purchased a whopping 14,000.

"Donkey Kong (Miyamoto, et. al.,1981) was the first appearance of the Italian plumber we now know as Mario," says the school website. "While this game's early '80s arcade popularity predates most of today's engineering students, it represents the amazing results that a small development team can produce. Today Donkey Kong is ranked as the 3rd most popular arcade game of all time, selling over 65,000 units."

You can see Mario attempt to save Pauline from Donkey Kong until May 1. Pictures from a geeksugar reader on campus are on their way!

For a gallery of the project, from start to finish, read more

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