glitchNES is an open source software project for NES. This software causes graphical glitches similar to hardware circuit bending. The images produced are caused by deliberate RAM corruption due to overloading the PPU, or Picture Processing Unit, of the NES. The result is random flashes of colour and patterns that change with each button press. The open source nature of this project allows users to create their own glitchNES ROM’s and cartridges with unique tile sets and effects by altering the source code to their liking.
glitchNES is presented as an installation where the viewer controles the glitches moving and dancing on an interactive carpet.