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Arcade inspired music video is turned into playable game by fans.

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Back in 2012 electronic/EBM music artist Faderhead released the video for their song “Fistful of fuck you”. The video featured the likeness of the singer/musician and the likenesses of other music artists in a side scrolling beat em up which was inspired by Final Fight, Double Dragon and other classic arcade games.

The video was a hit with fans and led to calls for the video to be turned into a playable game. Building games takes time of course, as well as money and a particular set of skills which Faderhead didn’t have. Flash forward to 2014 and fan Trev Nethers contacted Faderhead and offered to program the game using the open Beats of Rage game engine.

Faderhead had this to say about the game:

It’s born out of love for trashy eighties/nineties beat ’em up games and I am very glad that I can make it available for free

The game is available for free download from the Faderhead website ,or rather it was, the game has proven so popular it’s crashed the servers with Faderhead posting this message via their Facebook page:

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Whilst the game is unavailable for the time being, keep an eye on Faderhead’s Facebook page for updates on the situation and you can check out the video that was the games inspiration here.

Andy Haigh
Andy Haigh
Andy Haigh started writing to counteract the brain atrophying effects of Retail Hell, now it's an addiction. Andy is an unrepentant sequential art absorbist and comics are one of his passions. Other interests include Film, Music, Science Fiction and Horror novels and quality TV like Game of Thrones. He can talk about these at great length if only someone would listen. He lives a somewhat hermit like life in The Shire, spends too much time on social media and is still waiting to go on an adventure.

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