Carpet Invaders
Forbidden Games

The game Carpet Invaders was developed by the Polish artist Janek Simon. It is essentially a variation on the classical game Space Invaders, presented on a traditional Caucasian carpet. The decorative pattern on the carpet strongly resembles the original graphics of Space Invaders, and the connection between the leisure culture of the industrial age and traditional Caucasian carpet weaving becomes part of the game. The traditional carpet, which has been gradually transformed from a ritual object into a decorative object, now becomes dangerous, and the player must eliminate it by shooting at its moving elements.