Blog

Custom Build of Llamasoft’s ‘Polybius’ Featured in Nine Inch Nails Video

The legendary band Nine Inch Nails, founded and fronted by Trent Reznor, has been on a roll recently with a slew of new (and remastered/re-purposed) releases with late-2016’s Not The Actual Events EP and more recently, the Add Violence EP (which came out on July 19th, 2017).

However, ahead of the EP’s release, a music video for the first single, Less Than, was posted on the band’s YouTube page– a video that unexpectedly features Polybius.

Released earlier this year as a timed-exclusive for the PlayStation 4, Llamasoft’s Polybius (name and premise inspired by the urban legends surrounding the mythical Polybius arcade game) is a crazy, vector-based psychedelic shoot-em-up. The version used in this video, though, is a bit different. As Jeff Minter of Llamasoft explains to Arcs Technica, the version you see in the video is a unique custom PC build, with controls specifically designed for Trent Reznor to help in the video’s direction. The compelling end result is what we see in the music video.

You can read the full details here, and hey, if you’re interested in learning more about the mythical Polybius, check out this great video by The Gaming Historian.

In Case You Missed It

Joe Zieja and FamilyJules Collaborate on Amazing ‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ Musical Cover

Antonia Haynes

Everything We Know About ‘Pikmin 3 Deluxe’ on Nintendo Switch

Rick

Sorry Mario, You’re Not the World’s Favourite Video Game Character

Rick

Author Accidentally Includes a ‘Breath of the Wild’ Reference in His Book

Antonia Haynes

Sony PlayStation State of Play This Thursday: What to Expect

Antonia Haynes

New Game Coming to Game Boy in 2020

Rick

‘Pokémon’ Enters the Board Game Market With ‘Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy’

Antonia Haynes

Could ‘Paralives’ Be The Next Big Simulation Game?

Antonia Haynes

Get Ready for Anti-RPG ‘Moon’ Coming to Switch in August

Campbell Gill

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. By accepting our use of cookies, your data will be aggregated with all other user data. Accept Read More