Finding Jay Gatsby

Now you can be in The Great Gatsby. As an arcade player, playing Nick Carraway looking for Jay Gatsby .

The Internet’s favorite thing yesterday was “The Great Gatsby,” a Nintendo-styled video game created by Charlie Hoey and Pete Smith, in which Nick Carraway is menaced by besotted revellers, dour butlers, and Charleston-dancing flappers over four levels as he searches for Jay Gatsby. The developers have shared their source code, giving folks the chance to program their own literary adventure in pixelated Nintendo Entertainment System glory. Ideas for other novels to adapt were quick in appearing: how about “Jane Eyre,” or “Ulysses,” or “For Whom the Bell Tolls”?


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