In perhaps the first ever instance of reality mimicking a movie based on a fictional videogame, our dreams of a universe where The Last Starfighter comes true may be upon us. Dead Pixel Arcade is looking for the top pilots on this side of the universe, and athough it is just speculation for now, it is safe to assume the winners will soon be defending us all from an alien menace. It’s giving away $125 worth of Microsoft Astrocredits (That’s 10,000 MS points!) to the person who holds the high score in their twin-stick shoot ‘em up, You Will Die. If you are unfamiliar with the game, it’s a fun little shooter where you fight an ever-evolving boss who enjoys taunting miniscule spaceships before reducing them to spacedust.
All scores must be submitted to Twin Galaxies by August 1 for validation. Two other pilots-in-training will win a humiliating-by-comparison sum of astrocredits (1600 and 400) to justify sweating away their summer honing their skills. Check out Dead Pixel Arcade’s official site for all the rules and lawyer speak.
I wish you all luck, our future heroes of humanity.