Who says you need to be inside in order to play videogames? Go outside and use the XXL joystick C64 to play.

The controller we created for The Fair Grounds, called C64, functions just like a traditional Commodore 64 joystick: plug it in, start the game & let’s play. The large size of the joystick invites players and passersby to step up and play a game, turning the solo videogame experience into a multiplayer community artwork.

C64 was previously featured during the BigArt 2018 exhibit

Technically, the joystick plugs in using USB and alongside Joy2Key-software it is perfect for playing arcade classics like Pacman, Space Invaders, Tetris and Snake!  The joystick measures in at 1.20m x 1.20m x 1.00m and weighs roughly 70 kilograms.

C64 is part of The Fair Grounds

Are you interested in having one, several or all of the installations of The Fair Grounds at your festival, event, congress or meeting? Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. You can send us an e-mail at info@dropstuff.nlgive us a call at +31 (0) 35 677 19 12 or use this contact form

XXL joystick



Technical design and production:
Peter de Man and Uwe Dobberstein

Technical specifications
Measurements: length 1.25 meters / width: 1.25 meters / height: 1.00 meters

Power supply needed: 220 v.

The Fair Grounds
C64 is part of The Fair Grounds. The Fair Grounds is an artistic project by the Dutch new media art collective DROPSTUFF MEDIA which consists of multiple independent installations where traditional amusement rides have been updated with new artistic or social narratives. The result is a truly new fairground, where every ride has been modified or enhanced and tells a surprising story in the public space: popular culture meets high tech and high art!