AVICII Invector is a 2017 rhythm game featuring the electronic dance music (or EDM) of the late DJ AVICII. First released for the PS4 in 2017, this game was one of his final projects in progress prior to his tragic death, and now it will soon be making its way to Steam, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, bringing his music to fans old and new alike.
If you’re not a fan of the EDM scene, you may not know much about Tim “AVICII” Bergling. He secured his first record deal at the age of 16 after having uploaded some of his remixes to Internet forums. He continued to work in the field for several years until he reached commercial success in 2011 with his track “Levels”.
Regrettably, some of the most brilliant artists are also very troubled. AVICII passed away on April 20, 2018, shocking freinds, family, and fans around the world. His estate has since released a single posthumous album — simply titled Tim — and now that work is soon to be joined by an even bigger step into the world of video games.
What we know about AVICII Invector
AVICII Invector is a rhythm game that is strongly reminscent of Harmonix’s classic title Frequency. Invector will have players flying through a brightly-colored game world in a spaceship, attempting to hit markers to the tune of AVICII’s music. Unlike Frequency, however, the levels expand beyond the gameplay of simply riding along on a fixed track, mixing up the formula in an interesting way. AVICII Invector will feature 25 songs from the late EDM artist in hand-designed levels according to a press release from the publisher.
A portion of the proceeds from this game will be going to The Tim Bergling Foundation, a charity that seeks to have suicide recognized as a global health emergency and to remove the social stigma of discussing and dealing with mental health issues.
No price or release date for the PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch versions have been announced, but the PS4 version (which you can buy now) is priced at $19.99 or your regional equivalent. In the meantime. you can get a feel for the kind of tunes you’ll hear in the game by checking out the Announcement Trailer below and add AVICII Invector to your wishlist on Steam.
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