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Lyons Public Art and the heARTS of LYONS, An Art Collection All Over Town
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This is a contributing entry for Lyons Public Art and the heARTS of LYONS, An Art Collection All Over Town and only appears as part of that tour.Learn More.

"Space Invader" by Mark H. S. Mathews 2019 based on the 1978 Arcade game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado. "I am a retired Aerospace Engineer who's hobbies are sculpture and building construction/remodeling."


Space Invader by Mark Matthews

Space Invader by Mark Matthews

Space Invader by Mark H. S. Mathews 2019 based on the 1978 Arcade game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado.

Space Invader, a fixed shooter game developed by Taito, is considered one of the most influential video games of all time. It morphed the video game industry from novelty games to a global movement. Nishikado's game design helped to usher in the era of arcade games which gave birth to the wave of Super Mario and countless other games in North America.

Mark Mathews is a retired aerospace engineer with a love for sculpture and construction. The Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission selected Space Invader to add to the heARTS of LYONS program. It is located in front of Lyons Classic Pinball and Oskar Blues Brewery.