Fucked Up and Tegan And Sara to star in indie video game

Broken Social Scene, Metz, Austra, Metric and Cadence Weapon will also feature

Fucked Up, Tegan and Sara, Metz, Austra, Metric and more will contribute music and avatars to new video game Loud on Planet X this autumn.

The artists, who all hail from Toronto, will be available as characters in an arcade game that “combines tower defence and tap games with some of Toronto’s best acts”, Rolling Stone reports.

The game also features original scores from Fucked Up’s Mike Haliechuk and Jonah Falco, along with Brendan Canning and Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene.

Alex Jansen, Creative Producer at Pop Sandbox Productions, told Rolling Stone: “The idea for LOUD on Planet X sprang out of obsessively playing old arcade classics on a MAME [Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator] with the audio down, listening to my own music or checking out what friends were listening to.”

The game’s Kickstarter page describes it as “an exciting new indie alternative to Rock Band or Guitar Hero with a splash of Plants vs Zombies”. They are aiming to raise $50,000 (£33,000) to complete the game, with rewards for pledgers ranging from digital copies of the game to a mega-package that includes signed band prints and your own avatar in the game.

Read more on the game’s official website.