Blackstar – Richy Pitch
Animated Music Video / Playable Game
Blackstar was created by London-based producer / DJ Richy Pitch to develop a connection between modern electronic music and African rap.
Music Video / Animation / Game / Art Direction / Character Design
The track features MC M.anifest and it plays tribute to the “Black Stars”, Ghana’s beloved soccer team. Inspired by ZX Spectrum video games, we created a music video showcasing the journeys of an 8-bit Hip Hop superstar.
During the production of the music video we were always toying with the idea of turning it into an actual game so in our spare time we did! The game takes you through the areas explored in the video over a fully playable 5-level game covering MC M.anifest’s journey in Ghana, space, through an underwater world, New York City and finally back into outer space. What score can you finish with?
80,000+ YouTube views, shown as visuals at Gorillaz Sound System events, picked up by World of Spectrum