We play "JetPack Basketball" and "NIDHOGG" with Mark Essen

<p>Using an original Nintendo controller no less.</p>

On Friday, the first of the Creators started rolling into NYC, prepping their assorted artworks and installations in preparation for our inaugural Creators Project event. We caught up with a few of them as the labored day and night and asked them a few questions about what it is they’ll be showcasing. Up first: the NES mastermind Mark Essen!

If you’re unable to get to NYC to try out his videogames on the big screen at the Creators’ launch event today, you can download and play all of Essen’s one and two-player 8-bit art video games at Messhoff.com.