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Frogger, Manhattan-Style

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.

via [The Verge, 5th Ave. Frogger]


  1. Alec says:

    I have had the same idea before. They didn’t implement it exactly how I imagined, but it’s still really cool.

  2. Steven, CT says:

    the Smithsonian Facebook is already thanking everyone for their opinion but explaining “To all you 5th Ave. Frogger enthusiasts out there, thanks for all of your suggestions, but The Art of Video Games exhibition isn’t open to new games. We loved Frogger as kids, but please understand the exhibition checklist was carefully considered by an advisory board in 2010, voted on by the public last year, and then our exhibits staff worked tirelessly throughout 2011 to create and install the current display. If you visit you will understand that adding new games to the layout is not possible. But we appreciate your interest in our exhibition! In fact, if you are local to DC and have some time on your hands, we need more volunteers to help us manage crowds for The Art of Video Games. If you’re interested, please email [email protected] for more information.”