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Inside a dead skyscraper

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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



This is one of the best game I have ever seen. Seriously.

I found the balloon: Above the girl who says 'My balloon' and a small bit to the left, there is a red balloon matching the color of the little girl's text caption. Pick it up, bring it back, and then press Spacebar in front of the girl.

Great game, found a few ways to end it, or "start all over again" but its Reallllllllllllly cool. (over exadurated "L"s I know.)

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We will build something too great to destroy.

America is going downhill because of the crap we are spitting out at the public through media, and at the tons of money we are spitting out to people who dont need it. The Iraqis win unless we build something better. A 60 story geo building where two great towers once stood is complete bullshit. Take it down, take it down, take it down to the ground, and build the clone towers.

If youpress space

you get alittle torch which lets you talk to people

Good to see someone thinking outside the box

It's not common enough that someone makes a move to redefine the overly rigid boundaries between games and other forms of art. Instead of building a typical game around music, you took music and added a new, interactive dimension to it. Will it help spark a new trend? Will other artists begin to use the still-sleeping potential of the interactive media to add extra depth to their art? I'd like to see it happen.

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4.05 / 5.00

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

Plenty more like this here!