Linkin Park has released a video for its new song “Guilty All The Same” that also serves as a game. According to Billboard, the six-minute video game allows fans to take apart the song and remix it or the video any way they want. Fans can do this using the tools provided in “Project Spark,” a free software platform created by Microsoft that lets players make their own video games on Xbox One and Windows 8 computers.
In Linkin Park’s version of the game, the player navigates the guilt-haunted protagonist through a dark, slightly sinister environment that threatens to devour him as he tries to flee from the forces of his own guilt. Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda said, “I see this as turn-based. We’ve taken our turn, and now it’s up to the fans. Even if it’s silly, as long as it makes me laugh, I don’t mind what people do with it.”
- Linkin Park turntablist and video director Joseph Hahn got the idea for the interactive video while attending the annual video game convention E3.
- He explained, “I saw this cool demo for ‘Project Spark,’ and it just blew my mind. For me, the next step was to see if we could showcase our next song as a game instead of a video.”
- “Project Spark” allows users to put together their own games and share them with other players.
- Linkin Park’s new album, tentatively titled The Hunting Party, will reportedly arrive in mid-June.