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Joy Division Video Game Out Now

6a00d83451ba1e69e20192aa8f5691970d-500wiIf Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” wasn’t depressing enough, now you can virtually relive your relationship angst with a new video game based on the popular song.

According to Consequence of Sound, Mighty Box Games’ Will Love Tear Us Apart? is a “browser game about relationships on the brink of breaking up,” the developers said. “What guides this game is an ambition to frustrate, upset and sting the player into remembering the dark days preceding the death of a relationship.” So yeah, this game sounds like it’s chock full of cheery, masochistic pain.

The black-and-white trailer features images of a beating heart, a dramatic snapping string and plenty of figures depicted in various stages of a relationship. Will Love Tear Us Apart? seems more a practice in self-reflection than an actual typical video game; developers said the aim is to “reflect on the darker side of love: miscommunication, emotional impasse and the sadness of separation. Solace may be found in the brief moment of lightness that comes over us when we come to terms with the reality of an irreconcilable relationship.” The game is available online now. You can watch the Will Love Tear Us Apart? game trailer below. 

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