Skrillex Quest, a free Flash game that’s worth playing even if you have no idea what a “Skrillex” is: a free flash game with a unique look and a catchy dubstep soundtrack.
The idea should be familiar to anyone who grew up with a Nintendo Entertainment System: A piece of dust has gotten into an imaginary game cartridge called Skrillex Quest, and now the game is full of problems. As the hero, you have to survive a series of mini-games and fight off graphics with your sword to make it to the final level, where you face a giant cube with Skrillex’s hair and glasses. It’s totally bizarre, but amusing for the 20 minutes it takes to see the ending.
The game is created as a part of a deal promoting Skrillex’s work. He calls it an “advergame”.
Skrillex Quest is backed up by beats and sounds from Skrillex’s latest album. Oda says he hopes that people who aren’t fans of Skrillex’s music will still give it a shot.
Although I wouldn’t describe myself as a huge Skrillex fan, I enjoyed playing the game. I actually found myself looking up Skrillex on Spotify after playing it. Advergame mission: accomplished.