History's greatest science scholars become deadly action heroes in Science Kombat, a collection of pixel animations by Diego Sanches. The Sao Paulo-based illustrator weds his love of science with retro gaming to imagine a series of special attacks from scientists like Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Pythagoras, Isaac Newton or Marie Curie. The eight playable figures were commisioned by Superinteressante magazine for one of their "newsgames" that they are currently producing and will launch in April of this year. The newsgame itself was created by Otavio Cohen and Fred Di Giacomo Rocha employing the illustration/animations of Sanches. Each character has six basic attacks and two special power attacks. The idea is to make the link between the powers of each scientist with his of her discoveries and inventions. All of the attacks are obviously based on the scientific findings of these geniuses, but also, it's probably the only opportunity we're going to have to see Stephen Hawking teleport through a worm hole to kick some ass.
Check out these action figures below:
Isaac Newton’s Optical Attack
Einstein’s Relativity Attack
Stephen Hawking’s Worm Hole Tactic
Pythagoras’ Theorem Attack
Marie Curie’s Polonium Attack
Nikola Tesla’s Death Ray
This article orginally appeared on The Creators Project France.