There are a lot of talented artists working in the video game industry and another good many outside the business working on fantastic projects inspired by video games. Various painters, musicians, authors, and abstract artists have been creating fantastic works that use video games as inspiration, creating something new and beautiful that connects with our inner kid and often tickles our nostalgia bone.

With so many awesome projects on the move right now, it would have been impossible to feature all the best ones, but this is our personal compilation of some projects worth checking out if you've got an interest in seeing your favorite games interpreted through an artistic lens.