DZ Deathrays Announce New Game ‘Dive Bar Superstars’ And Live Twitch Stream Event

by the partae

DZ Deathrays present Dive Bar Superstars, a new gaming experience created from scratch by drummer Simon Ridley during lockdown. The retro-pixel action game (out next Friday 29 October) allows fans to enter DZ’s world and try their hand at becoming a rockstar!

The crossover between the music and gaming worlds is certainly not a new phenomenon. The past two decades have seen musical artists collaborate with gaming companies in increasingly new and exciting ways – from music syncs to avatar skins to live streamed performances in virtual worlds. However, DZ Deathrays have gone one step further by creating and building their own game from scratch.

Dive Bar Superstars sees the player enter DZ’s world through the band’s eyes, to get a glimpse of what it takes to work your way up from house parties to the main stage. The game also comes with a twist — players won’t just be able to earn upgrades and unlocks, they’ll be unlocking tracks from DZ Deathrays’ musical catalogue to hype up their digital crowds.

No strangers to the gaming world, DZ Deathrays have had multiple tracks feature in games, including Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and NHL 22 via EASPORTS. Simon (who coded and programmed the game) says he was thrilled to bring the band experience to DZ Deathrays fans:

“I think ultimately we’re always just looking for new and fun ways for us to bring our music to people. The game gives us the opportunity to share a simplified perspective of what it sometimes feels like trying to ‘make it’ in a band. For example: saving up to blow all your money on pyro for a gig is one of the greatest joys of being in a rock band so it’s cool to be able to share that feeling a little with our fans.” 

To celebrate the release of Dive Bar Superstars, DZ Deathrays have announced a livestreamed launch party on Friday 29 October on Twitch, world’s leading streaming platform, where they will go up against fellow musician Jamie Timony (These New South Whales/MOSSY) and battle it out to see who truly is the ultimate Dive Bar Superstar! The launch party will also be joined by a few secret ANZ-based creators who will invite along their own communities into chat as they play through Dive Bar Superstars and discuss the new game with the band.

DZ Deathrays’ Dive Bar Superstars is out on Friday 29 October, available to download on any smart device from Apple iOS and GooglePlay store. For more info keep an eye on:

For fans dying for the IRL experience, DZ Deathrays are touring nationally early next year. Grab your tickets from!

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Tickets: dzdeathrays.comFri 11 Mar | The Cambridge | Newcastle, NSW
Sat 12 Mar | Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW
Fri 18 Mar | The Northern | Byron Bay, NSW
Sat 19 Mar | The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD
Sun 20 Mar | Miami Marketta | Gold Coast, QLD
Fri 1 Apr | Uni Bar | Hobart, TAS
Sat 2 Apr | The Gov | Adelaide, SA
Fri 8 Apr | 170 Russell | Melbourne, VIC
Sat 9 Apr | Torquay Hotel | Torquay, VIC
Fri 22 Apr | Wollongong Uni | Wollongong, NSW
Sat 23 Apr | Kambri | Canberra, ACT

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