Love Will Tear Us Apart: The Video Game

"She's Lost Controller"

Game creator Gordon Calleja presents Will Love Tear Us Apart?, a free-to-play browser-game about "relationships on the brink of breaking up." The game is an experiment in adapting a song -- in this case Joy Division classic 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' -- into a video game; Calleja visualized each verse as a game level, "rendered in his mind's eye as Dürer woodcuts."

From that impetus, the game focuses on "mis-communication, emotional impasse and the sadness of separation... Solace may be found in the brief moment of lightness that comes over us when we come to terms with the reality of an irreconcilable relationship."

This should be just as much fun as that I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream video game!

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3 Responses:

  1. Juan Quintela says:


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  2. I looked at the game; it looked like a rather facile state-machine-based relationship-counselling simulator, with some vaguely Joy Division-themed (and/or 1990s goth comics-themed) graphics thrown in to get people to pay attention to it.