The Voice of This Generation: Kanye West is Making a Video Game

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The Voice of This Generation: Kanye West is Making a Video Game

Yeezy is ready to extend his domination to the video game industry.

Love him or hate him, Kanye "The Voice of This Generation" West is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Now, it looks like Yeezy is ready to extend his dominance to the video game industry, revealing that he has a game based on one of his songs in the works.

In an interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club on Saturday, West mentioned the game while talking about his Adidas fashion line, his upcoming album, and Kim Kardashian. In the video above, the game talk starts around the 56-minute mark.

His description of the game, which he says he's been working on for six months, is quite vague. "The idea is that it's my mother going through the gates of heaven," he said, "and you've got to bring her to the highest gate of heaven by holding her to the light." He says that it is based on his recent single, "Only One."

With no further information, such as a possible release date, platform, or even what kind of game it will actually be, Kanye fans will have to amuse themselves with Kanye Quest 3030 until we get more info.

Source: The Verge

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He may be a douche with an huge ego but he does seem to care for the stuff he is part of so even if the game sucks I will be curious to see what comes out of it.

...So based on the summary in the above article I'm already going to assume the 50 Cent games are going to be better by default. I await further details but only out of curiosity. I'd like to see a game based on the song Break Stuff wherein you literally play as a drunken Fred Durst rampaging through a trailer.

It's an interesting concept, though if it's about his mother specifically I'm not sure how much reach it will have. With the information we have, though, I think it's at least worth of some measure of respect. He could just be making a rap industry based version of the Kim K. game.

Well, I do have to say, that wasn't the sort of premise I expected when I read the title of the article. I'll resist the impulse to give an eyeroll and a snide remark and instead wait to see just what he comes up with.

Maybe he can team up with Peter Molyneux and make the GREATEST GAME EVER!

Or their two egos will create a critical mass and cause the universal to explode.

By the sounds of it, looks like it'll be classier (if not a bit pretentious) than all the shit 50 Cent has done in games. Either way, I can't wait for this trainwreck to be released.

"Kanye West wants to make a video game about his mother going through the gates of heaven."

It's like he's the hip hop Norman Bates. No way this isn't so bad that it becomes oddly entertaining. I say we upvote it on Steam just to see how bizarre it gets.

And when the game is passed over at an awards show, will he rush the stage?

So, we're going to help his mother reach the highest level of heaven, where she'll be reunited with the most high (Kanye)? Does this make his mom the Virgin Mary?

Yeah, I'm awful, but Kanye's got some issues... and I'd like to keep his ego away from gaming, if possible.

OH MAN!!! Please tell me this game is going to be a game where Kanye West races stampeding white horses on a motorcycle while having sex with Kim Kardashian, and every now and then he gives her a $50,000 hand bag because he can. I want that game. I don't know why I want it but my god I want it.

Hopefully we will get such epic lines as:

I hope if this game does well he makes Seaman 2.

I await the impending train wreck with baited breath. With his ego, I cannot see this as anything as an unmitigated disaster on the level of Daikatana, and that's if it even gets released.

aceman67:
And when the game is passed over at an awards show, will he rush the stage?

Get him to present at the show. "Tim Schafer, I'ma let you finish-- bah, who am I kidding?"

Fox12:
Kanye's got some issues... and I'd like to keep his ego away from gaming, if possible.

He is a walking ego trip who spews out a lot of words without really saying anything of substance. Let's face it, Kanye West and the video game industry are a match made in (his weird conception of) heaven.

Hmmmm...and here I was thinking it was going to be about how he just absolutely loves fish sticks. :3

I saw the headline and hoped it was another TacoNews joke thread. :(

The only way I will ever pay attention to this game is if every single interview ends with the reporter asking Kanye if he likes fish sticks. Anything less, and he can suck my fish stick.

By the very thin description of the game it sounds like he is developing a mobile title. In which case who cares more shovel ware for the shovel god.

I'm sorry but your spell checker Mr Bogos...

Well, he certainly made "ruining every JayZ music he's ever featured in" into a game. I guess he's pretty bored by it.

This is hilarious and at the same time dumb as hell. Gotta bring my momma to heaven. I don't think he himself has high expectations for this, but is more for trying for it. I heard the reason he got is music producing was because he wanted to make games when he was young and his mother bought him software for him. With that came beatmaker software which got him in to producing. I expects this to be partly being fan of games, partly him liking to create stuff and partly for the hell of it.

And here I thought my day was going to start off good.
Some days it seems it's not even worth getting out of bed.

"Rapping sh*thead wants to make videogame"
Yup... that improved my day...

Well, I've seen worse ideas for games get support on Kickstarter and Greenlight, so why the hell not?

So it's going to be a religious game then? I am envisioning some poorly made, and obviously rushed, browser flash game.

I'd play it

As a fan of the guy, it's always interesting to see what happens next

*Braces for the flood of quotes*

What in the actual fuck game concept is that? Also: who the hell is this Kanye West dude? Some buzzing voices in my head that I tend to ignore screech about how he is famous or some shit, but I just don't know what the hell they are talking about. For the "voice of the generation" he doesn't seem to have drawn more attention from me than paint drying so please enlighten me.

XDSkyFreak:
What in the actual fuck game concept is that? Also: who the hell is this Kanye West dude? Some buzzing voices in my head that I tend to ignore screech about how he is famous or some shit, but I just don't know what the hell they are talking about. For the "voice of the generation" he doesn't seem to have drawn more attention from me than paint drying so please enlighten me.

I think I know him from that one song in Saints Row 4, Power.
A song that became famous mostly because he stole that one line from King Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man.

Quite sad really.

I hate that narcissistic bastard, therefore I will never play his game. It's not like it'll be any good anyway.

Well, shit. I was hoping the escapist would be the one dark corner of the tinterwebs that could never be bathed in the loving taint of the name 'Kanye West.' He has seeded every other area online with the lord's light, for reasons i am currently unaware, but still suspicious of.
Is he Bono reborn? As Bono was J-Dude reborn. Is Bono even dead yet? Someone should check on him probably.

Also there are more questions here than answers, other than the elephant one of "why are people still listening to this guy's gas expulsions?"
Questions that make or break the game for me are:

1. Can we customise yo mom? I mean, she's the star of the game! We would at least like the option to dress her up in nazi attire or as a fridge to smuggle her through heaven.

2. Is there a binary moral choice system? Yes they are usually bad in games, however, this is christianity; the great pioneer of binary moral choice since... (well the rest is debatable).

3. Do we get a hell based expansion or DLC where we use darkness to guide your dad (or yo mom if she's that fuckin special to you) to the darkest depths of satan's colonisphere? Don't leave out the underdogs!

4. Do we control yo mom or do we casually waft or sweep her in directions with the holy broom from the heaven maintainence cupboard? Perhaps after stealthily taking out the heaven janitor?

5. Do you know what you are even talking about? If not, GTFO and stop wasting our time!

...With all due respect.

The only thing Kanye is a voice of is his own overinflated ego. I'd don't know if this really a tribute to his late mother or another way to make him feel more important than anyone else who's lost a loved one. Unless the profits are donated to charity, I don't ever want to hear anymore.

I do wonder, though, if phones will outright explode if both this game and the Kim Kardashian game are both on the phone at the same time.

Darks63:
By the very thin description of the game it sounds like he is developing a mobile title. In which case who cares more shovel ware for the shovel god.

More micro-transactions for the micro-transaction god!

I look forward to the game being absolutely awful, and then him claiming that it's great but that no one "gets it"

Dalisclock:
Maybe he can team up with Peter Molyneux and make the GREATEST GAME EVER!

Or their two egos will create a critical mass and cause the universal to explode.

I think we've just stumbled upon an explanation for the Molyneux phenomenon. Talent is like a star's mass, with Molyneux possessing so much that no completed game can reach escape velocity due to his own gravitational pull.

Kanye on the other hand is like Jupiter. Insufficient talent to actually produce light, while still a bloated ball of gas that is crushing to anything in its own atmosphere.

Seriously who cares? If his game is anything like his music we won't be gaining much and if it isn't we still won't be gaining much. Moronic Game Journalist will pump the thing up like the greatest thing since sliced bread and in a few weeks it will be forgotten.

Something tells me that the game will be made just so that his hugely inflated ego can grow some more.

...So it's a first-person shooter?

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