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Vincent Belorgey makes music, but he's better known as Kavinsky when he's working the turntables. Fans of this particular brand of French house music (and those that just like cool art) can get their fill with the new Kavinsky game for Android. This is a stylistic interactive experience based on Kavinsky's new album Outrun.

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The game has a little bit of everything. There's 2.5D fighting, driving, and augmented reality bonus games. The gameplay is a bit simplistic, but you're not playing it for that – this game has style coming out the wingwang. The graphics are a fusion of 16-bit blockiness with cel shaded textures. It's an example of retro done right. I can also confirm there is at least one retro-themed boob in this game. We have opted not to post that screenshot, but you can go have a look if you're into that sort of thing.

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Of course, Kavinsky for Android includes a soundtrack composed by Kavinsky himself. This music is designed to tell a story, so it's a perfect fit for a game tie-in. There is a link to buy the album, but it links you to iTunes rather than Google Play. The game itself is completely free.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Atreyu_Tea

    This sounds like this game was made for, I love Synthpop with a passion.

    • Ezzy

      You know Michael Cassette? Just a hint :)

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Kavinsky still gives me the chills for his Nightcall, which was in the Drive soundtrack.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lImoNKzn88g

    Such an amazing song.

    • Bluewall

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41_svUt5_e0 LOVE that one. And he looks sick in the videoclip !

      Can't wait to see him in two weeks :D

      • Bluewall

        LMAO wrong video.

      • RichA

        I like Drive, I will replay it on Netflix if there is nothing else to watch.

        • Sootie

          All of the sound effects in drive were soo terrible I couldnt stand to watch it

  • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

    Man this is some odd kind of marketing stuff but If you've ever heard his music it makes perfect sense.

  • Metroview

    Such an amazing artist. His music never disappoints. Huge props to AP for posting this!

  • Primalxconvoy

    Nero did something similar with their "welcome to reality game", which was also featured in their music video. Hardly anyone played it, due to the game being Facebook only and their homepage not being mobile friendly. Bless.

  • djfact50

    You guys might dig this ;)

    GTA V: Nightride FM (what Kavinsky's station should have been)
    http://open.spotify.com/user/djfact.50/playlist/67BUizGXlLHV8YPmD1wyV3

  • Guest

    GTA V: Nightride FM (what Kavinsky's station should have been)
    http://open.spotify.com/user/djfact.50/playlist/67BUizGXlLHV8YPmD1wyV3