Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Video Game as Ad for Rock Album ( or vice versa?)

This is not an ad. At least not for anything I wish to sell. But it is an example of the relationship between rock music and video games.(Check it out at your own risk.)

"Level 2," the Prosthetic debut from Maine progressive metallers LAST CHANCE TO REASON, is out today! To commemorate the release, the band has posted a free downloadable demo version of a companion video game, also titled "Level 2." Go to the band's official blog site
  to get instructions and download the first stage! Developed by the band itself, the game was designed by drummer Evan Sammons and noted indie video game developer Tom Vine, who also programmed the game, and features artwork from pixel artist Francis Coulombe. "Level 2"  -------


  1. That's an interesting way to market their album, offering an incentive for the audience to check out and hopefully buy the album. On the other hand, it's also a good way to get people to play the game and, if they like it, they might even buy it. In this case, both the album and the video game win!


  2. I agree with Elpitha. Seems like a win-win scenario for all those involved!