I saw this:
And said Hmm, I wonder if an Asteroids pattern is possible and of course the rabbit hole got deeper as I pondered what could be done.
Life, Snake, Pong… Space Invaders?
I’m not even thinking they have to be playable.
A tiny ship rotating and blasting asteroid pixels?
How big a matrix would you need to show that? 8x8 seems a bit small but 16x16 would work.
The ship would be 1-2 pixels, the asteroids would be 1 or 4 (2x2) maybe [not all 4 need to be lit, you could light 3 and rotate?]… Shots would be 1 pixel.
Space Invaders… 16x16 with marching pixels, and a base on the bottom?
What games can you think of?