Last week I watched a short film by French filmmaker Alain Resnais, which traced the making of a red plastic bowl all the way back to the origins of Earth minerals. I’m reminded of Le chant du Styrène because a recent video simply called History of Game Controllers takes a similar, if much less ambitious, backwards approach to video game controllers through the distant past into today.
History of Game Controllers is the work of an animator by the YouTube handle of 4096, who specializes in brief, stylish animations in the field of recent technology. And if you ever played any video games as a kid, you can’t expect to be immune from this one’s nostalgic effect, either. Check it out, if you have a whole minute and a half to spare:
For more similarly brief and to the point animations like History of Game Controllers, head over to the 4096 YouTube channel right here.