Daft Punk, the famous French electronic music duo, announced their split yesterday after working together for almost 30 years. Logically, the news hit the entertainment world like a bomb. And it was possible to make a discovery regarding a game project with Daft Punk that unfortunately never saw the light of day.
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After the announcement of the split from Daft Punk, countless testimonials and other tributes to the group were found on social networks. The latter included James Mielke, former producer at Q Entertainment, now the creative director of Studio Tigertron. In his news item on Twitter
(The split from Daft Punk) reminds me of the time when I set up Daft Punk Lumines Ubisoft and got the GREEN LIGHT. Then I opened the game Daft Punk: You were interested. However, they didn’t want to use old music (in the game). And since they were working on (the soundtracks for the movie) Tron: The Legacy at the time and didn’t have time to create new music (for the game). The game would have been in their pyramid-shaped DJ booth, and the amount of crowd cheering would have been linked to the quality of your combos.
James Mielke also explains that this project did not fully complete the trash. In fact, its concept was transformed into Lumines Electronic Symphony, a game released on PS Vita in 2012.
Daft punk and the video game
Despite their obvious appeal for new technology, daft punk have been rather discreet throughout their career in the video game world. The two French borrowed their avatars as well as their FreeStyleGames and Activision tracks for the needs of DJ Hero.
However, the mixes of daft punk songs heard in the rhythm game were not created by the group, but by the game’s developers (it was possible to play the daft punk in a room similar to the stage of their concerts). Another remix of one of her songs was also heard in DJ Hero 2.
Also note that Daft Punk played a song on the WipEout 2097 soundtrack. Her title Aerodynamic was also part of the playable titles in Kinect Star Wars. Some of her hits have also appeared on the tracklists of games like Top Spin 4, Just Dance 3, Just Dance 2014, Just Dance 2019, NBA 2K13 and NBA 2K14.
Unless the situation suddenly changes, fans of the work of the duo of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo will have to be satisfied with one (and pieces by one or the other of the two artists and various video games). Everything seems to be gone, so a game developed in collaboration with Daft Punk stays in the sweet dream stage.
Are you Daft Punk fans? How do you take the announcement of his separation? Would you have liked to have released the Daft Punk Lumines game? Do you think the universe of Daft Punk could have been used to create a video game? Tell us everything in the comments below.