American dubstep artist Skrillex has put his name and music to a webgame produced by New York indie developer Jason Oda. Skrillez Quest is available for free in your browser and mashes together the Californian’s music (in particular the tracks ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’ and ‘Summit’) with a clutch of game influences from Zelda to Sword & Sworcery.
The impressive game matches the glitchiness of its soundtrack with the high concept of a flickering game world, as if distorted by dust on the cartridge’s contacts. But the development was far from smooth. Posting on Facebook, game creator Jason Oda wrote: “Several months ago I was commissioned to make a game for Skrillex. It was a ton of work and a completely frustrating bullshit-fest along the way but I am so happy to say that the game is finally, finally officially live!
“I’m super proud of it and really hope you check it out,” he wrote. “I really think it’s the best game I’ve ever done. Remember blowing the dust out of your NES cartridges when they glitched? This game is all about that from the perspective of the people within the game.”