xblox.jpg Alice over at the Wonderland blog has spotted a new artgame exhibit called XBlocks, which she describes as "art meets donkeykong" and is further explained on its official website.

It's noted: "xBlocks is a convergence between video games & sculpture — liberating play from the screen. It is a mixed reality installation inspired by traditional platform games of the late 1980s such as Super Mario Brothers or Pitfall."

But wait, there's more: " Using standard game controllers, two opposing players must help their characters navigate in and around a three dimensional maze. The real challenge comes, not from traditional game mechanics but rather from moving with your character as he sprints around corners and jumps between the installation’s two play surfaces." More real-life games like this, please.