• Cosmic DJ's new trailer is a hallucinogenic rainbow of synth pads
03.06.14

Cosmic DJ's new trailer is a hallucinogenic rainbow of synth pads

As you can see in this amazing announcement trailer, the synth-beat game Cosmic DJ is all about the retro-future ’80s. But its funny-strange distilling of ultra-kitsch transcends the callbacks to fluorescent lasers and vocoder voices we’ve gotten so used to over the past few years, with games like Hotline Miami and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Starwhal. There are definitely echoes of those games, but also Peter Gabriel, and the electronic music artist Lone, and everyone’s favorite synesthetic smelting pot Rez, all dictated by a hypercube who sounds like a rakish Megatron riding a synthetic rainbow. Did I mention it’s a music game?