a new way to promote albums

I had never seen this type of game before, but a band known as Polyphonic Spree is using a game called Quest for the Rest to promote their new album. When you complete the game you get to hear one of their songs (which was pretty good by the way). The game was created by the makers of Samarost.

The basic idea of the two games is to click around until you can figure out how to achieve the goal on that screen. It’s kind of fun if you have some free time on your hands, but I wouldn’t recommend it for impatient people.

(via Mefi)


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  1. I like that. It’s very clever marketing. The game was cute and the music itself wasn’t bad. All in all, pretty cool.

    (BTW, the first link doesn’t work.)

    Comment by Jan on June 15, 2004 @ 12:04 pm
  2. The first link worked for me. It’s just a big flash movie so maybe you didn’t have flash enabled? (Although with all those flash games you’ve linked to in the past, I don’t see how that could be).

    Comment by dan on June 15, 2004 @ 2:26 pm
  3. Perhaps I’m one of the not-patient people you were talking about, and/or don’t like or am not good at figuring out stuff like this (and perhaps I should/will do this in personal correspondence with you Daniel) but I am curious, and could you offer some pointers on the second screen, once the people are in the tree? I can get the guy to jump in the water and get back to where he started from, but I keep going in circles.

    Comment by David on June 15, 2004 @ 6:10 pm
  4. You have to click on the flower when it’s leaning in your direction after the frog has smacked it with his tongue.

    Comment by dan on June 15, 2004 @ 7:01 pm
  5. Hey! That’s cute! Sorry, but I am yet another rabid GMail person in constant desperation for a GMail account. If you ever happen to stumble upon a couple more invites in the near future, remember the poor little girl who has the most pathetic and laughed-at EMail address in the world. And remember her. xD Thanks a bunch.

    Comment by Maeve on June 16, 2004 @ 8:33 am
  6. That’s great when you’ve got a 2.5 hr layover :). I thought the first one was the hardest.

    Comment by Cameron on June 16, 2004 @ 3:51 pm
  7. Hmmm. The link works now. Maybe they had server problems or something.

    Comment by Jan on June 17, 2004 @ 5:51 am

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