Here’s a rad release of press:
SKA STUDIOS TO PRODUCE CHARLIE MURDER VIDEO GAME
Indie Punk Band Sells Out to Indie Game Developer
Schenectady, N.Y., January 14, 2010 – In a move bound to shake up the music scene, punk rock super group Charlie Murder have agreed to license their names and story for an upcoming Xbox LIVE Indie Games title on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Based on the band’s recent spat with rival metal rockers Gore Quaffer,
Charlie Murder is a four-player arcade beat ‘em up featuring all four members of the revolutionary punk act. The developer, Ska Studios, known for the breakout hits The Dishwasher and I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!!, plans to painstakingly recreate the band’s crusade to
retrieve front man Charlie Murder’s girlfriend, Skelekitten, from their chart topping metal rivals.
“A lot of fans and media might see this as a shameless cash grab and
marketing stunt prior to our new album releasing,” said lead singer and founder Charlie Murder. “They are all absolutely right. These dangerous and largely illegal habits we’ve developed on the road don’t exactly pay for themselves.”
Facing off against hordes of bloodthirsty zombies, lethal ninjas and
other things James Silva can draw, the band will find itself pushed to the brink. Also, I heard there is a level where you throw projectiles at enemy ninjas on motorcycles while you drive down the street. It’s pretty rad.
“Being a punk fan myself this really is a dream come true. Charlie
Murder is band with so much depth and such a wide array of talents I really couldn’t pass up this opportunity,” replied James Silva to no one in particular. “I’d also add that I did not write and record all of the music myself. Unless you like it in which case I did.”
Developed by Ska Studios Charlie Murder is the greatest punk rock beat
‘em up ever. It is scheduled for release on Xbox LIVE Indie Games this March. Probably.
About Ska Studios
It’s this guy James Silva and like a whole team of engineers and
artists and sound designers and marketing dudes. Yeah, write that.
About Charlie Murder
Despite no information on the band being available anywhere online and
no record of their existence outside of this press release, rest assured that they are real and have been producing hit punk rock tracks for a long, long time. Ask around. More information on Charlie Murder can be found online at facebook.com/charli3murd3r because that’s what punk rock bands do. They get on Facebook.
That release of press is courtesy of Nigel Lowrie of The Moonlight Tower. Thanks, Nigel!
Want to be a fan of Charlie Murder? Charlie Murder’s got a Facebook page!
And we’ve got shoutouts! Destructoid’s got a sweet take on it, Joystiq wants you to know that we’re establishing a name for ourself, and 1UP is stirring up the rumor mill! We also caught the attention of DIYGamer, 360Junkies.com, Gaming Nexus, South African site (where a web developer who has registered charliemurder.com lives) Xbox Gaming, and many others.
January 19, 2010 posted by James