8-bit-hobbit David Dutton over at Cinefix has created this remarkable 16-bit game-style version of The Hobbit films — at least the two films that we’ve seen to date.

If you ever played isometric arcade/adventure games such as the classic Knight Lore, or the hit strategy game Populous, you’ll get a kick out of this. Plus they’re running a competition with the opportunity to win a Limited Edition Collectors set of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

What do you have to do? Just illustrate or paint an 8-Bit sprite of your favorite character from The Hobbit. The closes April 15, and you should watch the video for full details on how to enter. Thanks to Ringers Slugbelch for the news!