Made with Microsoft's Project Spark, "Guilty All The Same," featuring Rakim, is a music video and game that fans can remix and play.
Linkin Park created a game set to their seven-minute rock song, "Guilty All The Same" to release alongside the music video's release today. Fans can see the band's version of the game in the music video, and they can both remix the song and play the game through Microsoft's Project Spark.
Linkin Park members Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda specifically want fans to play around with the song and the game, giving fans creative freedom to do what they will. While this idea would frighten many musicians, Han and Shinoda encourage it.
"Mike and I met at art school, and we understand that once you make a piece of art and put it out there, people will interact with it their own way, and even reinterpret it as something else," Hahn said.
Hahn first got the idea for the project while attending last year's E3. "I saw this cool demo for Project Spark, and it just blew my mind," Hahn said. "For me, the next step was to see if we could showcase our next song as a game instead of a video."
Project Spark allows users to build games with modular plug-and-play tools, and environments can be created through a variety of tools, including the option to drop in objects. Users can share their games with other people who in turn can take it apart and rebuild it differently. Project Spark is still in beta and requires Xbox One or Windows 8.1. The full release will include Xbox 360.
The video/game is available for free on Project Spark along with stems of the recording of Linkin Park's "Guilty All The Same."