Let Us Scare You Into Buying Our Stuff
:: Mindscape ::
What better way to hawk product for your fledgling video game company than to create a nightmarish, bad acid trip of an "audio adventure." Data Age created this freebee cardboard record to advertise their new fleet of games, which I am sure hardly anyone remembers: Warplock, Airlock, Encounter at L-5, Bugs, and SSSnake. The company certainly never made it big, but they did manage to create one thing you may have heard of, or even played if you're old enough -- the Journey Escape video game. Aside from being potentially terrifying to the very demographic their games were likely aimed at, this odd track is almost kind of avant garde. The catch phrase is "Up To Now You've Had It Easy," and on the back it says that if you survive this audio adventure, you may just be good enough to play their games. I know when I was 12, I wouldn't have put up with such arrogance. Anyway, back then I was straight Williams, homey -- all about the Sinistar and Joust.