Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity” Video Is Now A Video Game
If you were a kid when Jamiroquai dropped their classic Jonathan Glazer-directed “Virtual Insanity” video, you probably found yourself asking one question, over and over: How does that couch not totally just kill him? Just crush him up against the wall and end him? It seems like it’s about to happen again and again, but it never does. That video is now the basis for an appealingly crude video game that’s somehow not called Virtual Instanity. Instead, as the AV Club reports, it’s called Jamiroquai Game, and it involves moving a polygonal version of Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay around, dodging endless couches as they come out of the walls, as a midi version of “Virtual Insanity” plays. The “splat” sound effect when a couch finally hits him is priceless. Watch a gameplay video and the original still-great “Virtual Insanity” video below.
You can play or download the game here. I haven’t played it, mostly because I don’t want my whole day to get sucked into a time-wasting black hole, so I can’t vouch for how well it works.