You don’t have to a Star Trek lovin’ computer geek to realise just how seriously cool Katie Martin and Barry Abrams’ Save the Date notice is.
The American couple spent months creating a multi-level computer game to announce their wedding date and in it, guests must save the bride or groom after an evil robot objects to their nuptials and kidnaps one of them.
“I freaking love old games,” the groom-to-be posted on reddit before Christmas. “I have an arcade in my house. So, I knew we had to do something that had to do with video games.
“Last week, wedding guests received printed save the date cards in the mail with specific information about or wedding. When, where… that sort of thing. Along with the card, they got a vintage style video game flyer that directed them to a URL for the game.”
The side-scrolling game is called ‘Save the Date: Katie and Barry are getting married’ and in it, players must battle their way through three retro-looking wedding themed levels.
If they’re really good at it, they will unlock a secret fourth level.
“The game is a NES-style platformer, kind of like Mario or Mega Man,” says Barry, a technical director at Surface 51, a digital marketing firm in Illinois, US.
“You play as the miniature cake topper versions of my fiancé or myself (your pick) as you climb a huge wedding cake, make your way through presents, and a few other wedding inspired levels.
“The main villain of the game is an emotionless robot with a circular saw blade for an arm. The smaller bad guys are various hors d’oeuvres that we hate: Shrimp, Deviled Eggs and Broccoli. Our yellow lab, Olive, serves as a guide.”
We hope Katie and Barry have many happy and geeky years together. Live long and prosper, guys.
You can play their game here.