To mark the release of the latest single Stars Are My Guide off their new Violence of the Skies album, Brit metallers Primitai have pulled out a special surprise for their fans – an accompanying 2D retro computer game about navigating through space on a futuristic motorbike, to the soundtrack of the new single! The game was developed by their very own bass player Scott Miller, who moonlights as a web programmer.

Watch the video for the single below!

As well as the epic “journey through space” storyline of the song, the main inspiration for developing the game goes back to the band members’ nineties childhood. Brothers Scott and singer Guy, along with childhood friend and drummer Jonny, spent hours on their SNES Super Nintendo console and a favourite was the punishingly difficult but awesome Battletoads in Battlemaniacs. Taking the 2D space-age motorcycle-racing level as a concept, Scott set about building a game using HTML, pure Javascript, CSS and the Greensock animation library.

As the idea took off it quickly became not just a game, but a full on Primitai experience – “I suddenly thought it’d be fun if the rider shouted things every time you crashed and burned or did a crazy stunt, so I started looking through all the Primitai lyrics for the best catchphrases. Then it dawned on me to make every band member a playable character, each with their own quirks… it just kept snowballing!” – Scott recalled in a recent interview regarding the project. Countless hours of development later, the game is now ready to unleash to the world.

Play the Game HERE!

Read Ferry Templeton’s review of Violence of the Skies HERE