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.