July 10th, 2012
Pitchfork's Soundplay Cut Copy Game
Pitchfork's Soundplay is an interactive program focused on the intersections of music, gaming, and technology. In conjunction with Intel, Pitchfork has commissioned some of the most innovative game developers working today to create new, original games inspired by songs we love. These games don't just use music as a soundtrack; their scenes, characters, and settings are all driven by the song.
The first two games, launched last month, were Jake Elliott's game inspired by M83's "Intro" and Santa Ragione's game inspired by Matthew Dear's "Street Song". Today, Soundplay is pleased to introduce Bennett Foddy's "Sun God" game, inspired by Cut Copy's Zonoscope song of the same name.
"Sun God" is an experiment in cooperative dancing for two players, or one player with two hands. Two mysterious people haul each other up a pulsating hill, capturing glowing embers between twin trails of light. The hypnotic beats of Cut Copy's titular song control the light and motion of this blooming cathode-ray glitchscape. Play it here.