My Beautiful Dark Twisted Final Fantasy.
Following on from our unexpectedly popular post on a new video game based on Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, another music/gaming crossover has sprung to our attention this morning.
Kanye Quest 3030, made by Phenix, promises “a hip-hop-themed science-fiction 2D roleplaying game starring Kanye West”. The RPG game sees Yeezy abruptly transported to a dystopian future, where the likes of Tupac, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Lil B and Biggie Smalls are controlled by a malevolent “dictator”.
As the trailer suggests, the game – which, it should be noted, hasn’t been officially endorsed by West – has more than a touch of early Squaresoft and Dragon Warrior about it. The trailer shows Kanye finding a microphone in a power box, encountering a Tupac clone and, best of all, being turned away from “the Based Cathedral” because “The BasedGod, he’s very busy”. Head here to download the Alpha version of the game.
On a similar joystick tip, check out Dutch acid bezerker Legowelt’s recent Loch Ness game for C64. FACT’s rundown of the best (and oddest) video game scores by musicians is here, featuring Orbital, Hudson Mohawke, John Foxx, Oval, HEALTH and more.