What happens when pop-punk rockers and pigs on jet skis collide? Well, either one really big mess, or the soundtrack for “Debt Ski,” Indebted.com’s new, fiscally-minded game.
In “Debt Ski” you take control of a piggy bank on a jet ski who needs some help with its finances. The game is a 2D side scrolling platformer where you need to collect tokens that signify your life’s necessities (think food, shelter, etc.), falling items that signify your life’s desires, which equate into happiness multipliers, and coins that signify your cash to pay for it all. While it may sound a little complicated, it actually plays out quite well, as long as you manage to grab all your necessities and advance to the next level.
If the game sounds a little bit too “responsible” for you, you can take refuge in the fact that the game features the new single by this week’s featured House Band artist The All-American Rejects, one of pop-punk’s less than responsible bands (just check out their Spring Break appearance if you don’t believe me). As you hop from platform to platform, trying to collect as many coins as possible, you can do it to the beat of “The Wind Blows,” which actually found its way into the game prior to the music video premiering on mtvU.
And, if, let’s say, The All-American Rejects aren’t quite your thing, and you want to switch up the game’s soundtrack, you can. “Debt Ski” features a handful of other Best Music On Campus bands, like, Woodie Award winners, The Bride Wore Black, and their competition, Stella by Starlight, along with The Rocketeers, Acadia, and Aston, that you can listen to as you hit the high seas.
Who knew a game about a jet skiing pig could sound so good?