Aside from the fact that there are many endearing habits of a geeky spouse, which you can read about on Wired’s Geek Dad, my favorite thing about geekdom is that geeks are very passionate about being geeks.
“We are geeks. We love video games. Why not have a video game invite?” answered Darina when offbeatbride.com asked her about how they came up with their invitation card idea.
She forgot to add that geeks also understand the value of going viral, even if it’s concerning nothing more than a wedding invitation.
What’s in a Card?
Bits and bytes. Oh, and a fun game too. The bride and groom custom-made an 8-bit Mario/Donkey Kong-themed video game which must be won to obtain the necessary wedding info. The two characters you can play with: Darina or Niko, who also happen to be bride and groom.
But it’s also printed pixels
The invites came in jewel cases with informational booklets. The disc inside consisted of the game, a soundtrack and even outtakes. As Darina says, it took her two hours to get the “I’m Sorry Niko” line straight.
For those of you who are interested, you can download and play the game here. Although the file is .EXE, it works with Windows, or, using Wine, with Linux and Mac (we love people who bother multi-platform compatibility!)
While on the topic of geeky love, check out these awesome geeky cupcakes on The Huffington Post.