Remember how my beloved Team Me had a game set to their song Weathervanes and Chemicals? It was a very basic idea, and now the Japanese band Androp are taking it further by releasing their new single Bell with a videogame that is, at the same time, an interactive postcard. Not only do I love the design and simplicity of the game, but after a while, the upbeat J-pop gets incredibly addictive and before you know it, you’ll start humming along. I also love the fact that the ‘avatar’ changes in dimension and shape according to the size of the message being sent; the animal – so far I’ve had a wolf and a rabbit – is composed of various letters, and so are the obstacles.
I am always amazed by the amount of work that gets put into promotion on the side of the bands, especially when their budget is close to zero; being inventive and creative as an indie band to get your work noticed is the focus and aim of many, and I think Androp get extra bonus points in that category.here, or test it right away here. Thanks to littleliongirl for the heads up on this one!