Videogames! Our last Game.Life Challenge was such a success we’re having another one, Game.Life 2!

Enter your video game inspired project and be eligible to win a retro Ms.Pacman arcade cabinet, the new PlayStation Vita and other great prizes. Any video game inspired project is eligible, from coin dispensing Mario blocks and real flying Bullet Bill rockets to a Portal Cake or a 1Up burger, the options are wide open. Of course, modding a console for a new purpose is good as well.

Make sure to document your video game inspired project and enter today. Step-by-Step, Photo or Video Instructables are all eligible. Fire up your favorite video games and get inspired. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, Netherlands, and Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, April 23, 2012.

The Game.Life 2 Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

GRAND PRIZE (1 Winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Ms. Pac-Man Galaga Classic Cocktail Table Arcade Game.  Winner will also receive a Falling Puzzle Blocks Mug from ThinkGeek and an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Prize (3)

FIRST PRIZE (3 Winners)

Three First Prize Winners will receive a Sony PS Vita 3G launch version.   Winners will also receive a Falling Puzzle Blocks Mug from ThinkGeek and an Instructables Prize Pack

Runner Up Prize (5)


Five Runner Up Prize winners will receive an Nintendo Reversible Messenger Bag and a Falling Blocks Mug from ThinkGeek, and an Instructables Prize Pack.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Mar 5, 2012 and Apr 23, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Game.Life 2 Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.