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Jul 24, 2010 | 1:15 PM EDT
  • Daily 4th Place July 25, 2010

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Controls: arrow keys and space.

Hey kids, this is an experiment, take it as it is.

The song is from the album "Target Museum" Specific Recordings - 2010
Buy the vinyl and or mp3:
http://jts3k.com/site2/co ntent/jesse-stiles-target -museum

What if the term "music video game" didn't evoke images of bored college kids fiddling with pathetic plastic guitars emulating the last icons of a declining music industry?

What if indie game developers allied with indie musicians, making odd games promoting odd and unknown music while still keeping their creative autonomy the way the best music-video directors have been doing for decades?

What if a song (not its beats, not its spectrum, not its amplitude!) was dictating the content of a game and not the other way around?

These are the convoluted questions that the convoluted not-game/interactive-musi c-video "Inside a dead skyscraper" is trying to answer!

Is there a way to win or to lose?
Not really.

What's the game really about?
The game and the song are based on Jesse's brief tenure as a videographer in the partially destroyed buildings surrounding the World Trade Center site

Reviews


dinosaurkingdinosaurking

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 25, 2010

Wow

Wow...... thats just about all i have to say for this! I didn't know what to expect when i started this game and it went all full screen on me, but then when i started playing it was just amazing. I liked the song and felt like it went along with the game very well! I Agree that there could have been more then one objective but thats alright, it was still amazing!!!



dragonace555dragonace555

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 25, 2010

great work

an amazing game, it was well made and got important points across. you should make another.



dmolladmolla

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 24, 2010

Very well done

It really does make you think, even in its simplicity


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RicePirateRicePirate

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 24, 2010

Coneceptually brilliant

There's something so innocent and so tugging about the game. The style is clean and obscure enough that it's not gory. The music and movement is, of course, very dreamy...

I just can't help trying to figure out how to stop the events from happening.

Most games give you that "goal" ... to "win" ... the fact that history can't change is just killer... in a game setting.

Very well done. For the sake of a game ... it would have been nice to have more objectives. But the simplicity of the balloon girl is very cute.


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AvianarAvianar

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 24, 2010

Revolutionary!

I love the way the music mixes with the game, but I also love how the game is deep but not too deep. I know you say it's not a game, but hey, I can't think of any other classifications. Deserves more than a 10 and 5 but sadly, that's as high as I can go. Keep up the creative work!


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