As fans of retro video games, tickable lists and urban exploration it's been brilliant to go 'Invader Hunting' over the last year and a half.
|Invader LDN_120 in London|
Luckily for us French street artist Invader visited Manchester in 2004 and put up 47 pieces of mosaic tile art with a total points value of 970. They look superb.
|Invader MAN_16 in Manchester|
Here in the UK Invader has also invaded London and Newcastle and we've managed to find a few of his pieces on trips to the two cities.
|Invader LDN_24 on Brick Lane in London|
But it's in Paris that Invader has really made his mark, with more than 1414 Invaders worth a total of 37650 points to be found all over the city!
|Emily's first flashed Invader|
Emily's first official Invader logged on the Flash Invaders app was in Paris - PA_598.
|PA_598 was worth 10 points|
To date I've managed to snap 112 Invaders on the Flash Invaders app - worth 2890 points. At the time of writing I'm ranked 13281st in the ever-changing world rankings. Emily is 62128th. The person at the top of the leader-board has found 2527 of them!
|The first Invader I spotted in Manchester that reminded me that they existed - and got me hooked on finding more - was MAN_08 on Withy Grove Stores on Dantzic Street|
Looking for the Space Invaders has been brilliant fun and we've seen a lot of cities we wouldn't necessarily have explored if we weren't Invader Hunting. It's always nice to be on a leader-board for something too.
|Invader NCL_01 in Newcastle is worth 30 points|
To date Invader has invaded 78 cities around the world, putting up 3776 pieces.
|Invader LDN_99 in London|