In a growing trend, the music and gaming worlds have joined forces to create interactive gaming music videos. Sounds like the perfect combination, right? Who wouldn’t want to listen to their favorite artist while playing along to an old school, arcade-style video game? Below are three music-inspired video games guaranteed to successfully waste your time.


Tokyo Police Club unveiled their arcade-style video game featuring all nine songs from their new album, “Forcefield.” The game’s mission is to protect Earth from total destruction by driving the band’s tour bus and fending off asteroids. To play and save the world, click here.


Okkervil River crafted an 8-bit video game that allows users to play out the autobiographical journey of the album “Silver Gymnasium.” This throwback features a pixelated version of lead singer Will Sheff and a chiptuned soundtrack. Click here to play Silver Gymnasium.


Mac DeMarco‘s game is ridiculously simple. All you have to do is grab a cigarette and crush as many pesky insects as possible. Head over to Subbacultcha to play.