dark        

Anamanaguchi's new music lies hidden within Capsule Silence XXIV

0

Viral marketing sure is strange

In case you missed it, Anamanaguchi's game Capsule Silence XXIV was “leaked” by the band a few days ago after what appeared to be a heated dispute with developer NHX.

The game at first seems to be a woefully underdeveloped mess of janky textures and weird bugs, but if you dig a bit deeper, you might be surprised. A hidden level, which feels more like a complete game despite a few lingering glitches, will give curious players access to the band's new music in the form of MP3s, along with some other neat stuff like fan art and a music video for "Japan Air." There are also some interesting notes about viral marketing, hackers, and leaking information, so I think it's safe to assume the Twitter dispute was all just a hoax.

It's certainly a strange way to garner attention for a new game and to release a new album. I've never heard of music being distributed primarily through a video game before. It's a unique idea, although the initial deception was a bit jarring. Do you think it worked?

Capsule Silence XXIV can be downloaded for free via a link from the band's Twitter account, which is currently completely blank save for that one link. Very curious...


You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Ben Davis
Ben DavisFormer Contributor   gamer profile

bbain, has been a member of the Dtoid community since He enjoys the happier things in life, like whales, Katamari Damacy, yams, and The more + disclosures


 



Also on destructoid: Capsule Silence XXIV   (1)   From our database:

  • Anamanaguchi leaks its own game after strained developer relations - Brett Makedonski
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #PC

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •