Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Until My Thumbs Are Sore

I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm a gamer. Been one all my life starting with the Atari 2600. And so I'm always excited when I come across opera in video games, which is pretty much never.

Sure, there was Double Clef FM in Grand Theft Auto 3, playing a selection of opera "hits" while I drove around making "hits" of my own, but that's about it.

Via Kotaku comes this trailer for a new platformer currently called "Game #3" that uses Verdi's Requiem as its soundtrack. Sure, the Requiem is not technically opera but it is close enough because it's Verdi and well, because I say so.

Not only does this look fun, but it sounds amazing. So here's a plea to all you developers out there: more opera in video games.

I'll play it until my thumbs are sore. Promise.

-- Edward

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