How to make great levels in Nintendo's Mario Maker

Level design is its own kind of playful art: part theatre and part architecture, you’re making spaces to challenge and delight other people.

Oh, super! Mario is slowly becoming self-aware via AI


A front-runner for People’s Choice Award at this year's AI Video Competition is Mario Lives! The University of Tübingen project is working to make video game character Mario self-aware. He's not there yet, but they are taking tiny steps. Read the rest

Super Mario brought to life with 7,000 post-it notes (video)

[Video Link] The Final Cut King (Web, Facebook) brings Mario to life with with thousands of Post It Notes in this stop-motion animated video. Read the rest

Super Mario marching band at Carnival in Rio

Here's a bloco (a marching-band) at Rio's Carnival performing the Super Mario soundtrack, complete with Mario-themed signs, dancing, and enormous verve.

Super Mario Bloco em Santa! (Thanks, igorz!) Read the rest