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Trent Reznor s cold call led to an awesome game-filled Nine Inch Nails video

Trent Reznor s cold call led to an awesome game-filled Nine Inch Nails video

Enlarge / Provided you wish atramentous NIN lyrics in your Polybius, you'll acquire to beg diversion creator Jeff Minter for the customized shape he sent to Trent Reznor. (credit: Llamasoft/Nine Inch Nails)

Industrial and synth-rock tune fans got excellent communique on Thursday when Nine Inch Nails announced its adjoining EP, titled ADD VIOLENCE, outlook in peerless eight days. What's more, fans got a trace of the EP with a melodious single-and to boot, its video includes an out-of-nowhere starring appearance from a video game. NIN went attractive indie here, choosing one of the weirdest video games of 2017.

The abundant video for the song "LESS THAN" revolves enclosing a woman playing a customized chronicle of Polybius. No, it's not the urban-legend arcade merriment that stole souls in Oregon in the '80s; instead, it's the 2017 arcade-action game released by Jeff "Llamasoft" Minter (of Tempest 2000, TxK, and Space Giraffe fame). Minter confirmed to Ars Technica that the project began with a bleak phone from NIN's Trent Reznor via Twitter manage message.

LESS THAN, the advanced Nine Inch Nails single, starring the indie video game Polybius.

"[Trent] mentioned that he'd enjoyed Llamasoft's effects and he had an notion to discuss," Minter says. "Of line I was super chuffed to hear he'd liked our work, as I've enjoyed his a quota over the oldness too!"

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