Inside a Dead Skyscraper
A music video game for the song "The Building" by Jesse Stiles.
The song is from the album "Target Museum" Specific Recordings - 2010
Buy the vinyl and or mp3 here!
What's this all 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
What is a music video game?
Ideally, it is meant to be a critical answer to the proliferation of rythm games 'a la Guitar Hero. These karaoke-derived products simply
capitalize on already successful music, generating royalties for a dying record industry and reinforcing the mythology of the rock star as
super-human that common people should identify with.
An alternative approach to the musical game form would link the independent music and independent games scenes. Indie music games could
promote unknown bands to the multi-tasking, hyperactive, interaction-addicted new generations. They could enhance the listening esperience while being autonomous works as the best music videos have been done in the last 30 years.
Is there a way to win or to lose?