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Steampunk Gaming Platforms

This Steampunk Nintendo System is a Radically Retro Re-Imagination

— September 29, 2012 — Art & Design
Demonstrating both a love for old school gaming and magnificent metal shaping abilities, the fan-made steampunk Nintendo system is a piece of fully functional art.

Popularized by the works of authors like H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, steampunk is a fashion that emerged in the 80s and 90s that amalgamates elements from science fiction, fantasy and alternate history. It imagines a world where steam power is the dominant technology and is often portrayed in settings similar to Victorian era Europe or the wild west era in North America. Steampunk costumes and accessories generally involve semi-futuristic inventions that incorporate anachronistic mechanizations.

In true steampunk fashion, Reddit user Andrew5785 constructed an astounding steampunk Nintendo system for his nephew. Although electronics collectors and old school Nintendo fans might be appalled at the sight of seeing an ultra-rare Top Loader edition NES-101 being modified in any way, this custom cartridge system looks absolutely gorgeous and is something any steampunk fan would be proud to own.
Trend Themes
1. Steampunk Fashion - Opportunity to develop new steampunk-inspired fashion lines that merge science fiction and history.
2. Retro Gaming Revival - Opportunity to create and market customized retro gaming consoles that appeal to niche subcultures like steampunk.
3. Functional Art - Opportunity to design and produce functional art pieces that combine aesthetic appeal with practical functionality.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion and Apparel - Opportunity for fashion brands to tap into the steampunk trend and offer clothing and accessories influenced by retro-futuristic elements.
2. Gaming and Electronics - Opportunity for gaming companies to cater to the demand for customized gaming consoles, targeting specific subcultures like steampunk enthusiasts.
3. Art and Design - Opportunity for artists and designers to create unique functional art pieces that merge artistic expression with practical use.
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