Invader is the pseudonym of a well-known French urban artist. The artist, who also is know as Space Invader was born in 1969. His work is based on the crude pixellation of 1970s-1980s 8-bit video games. The name comes from the classic 1978 arcade game Space Invaders, and much of his work is composed of square ceramic tiles inspired by this vvideo game as well as other games from the generation, including pac man. Invaders distinctive creations can be seen in many highly-visible locations in more than 60 cities in 30 countries.