The Art of Video Games: “Earthworm Jim” Exhibition Video
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This video is one of 80 displayed in The Art of Video Games exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
“Earthworm Jim” represented the pinnacle of 2-dimensional animation at a time when game designers were just beginning to explore 3D. In this game, players enjoyed interactive graphics that boasted the quality of traditional cell animation. The exaggerated style, combined with a comical script and dynamic music, created an experience that blurred the line between cartoons and video games.