Some video games operate around incredibly innovative ideas and it's natural that the people behind them would want to patent them. And while those awesome ideas gets explained in page after page of text, sometimes it's just better to draw how a mechanic is going to work.
However, some of the people submitting patent applications can't draw. That much is clear from scanning the entries on Context Free Patent Art, a new Tumblr which culls art from video game patent applications. CFPA doesn't explain what the drawings are associated and half the fun of looking at these nice-try illustrations is trying to figure out what they're trying to communicate. I would frame all of these and put them on my office walls. If only I had an office…