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Derek’s Gonna Make It Rain: The Interactive Music Video Game

A blocky, pixel art image of an rocky island with a thin layer of grass. Water laps at the edges and a white lighthouse sits in the centre. Either side of the island are the heads of two large Leprechaun figures, clouds float from them towards the island.

Local guitarist and now developer Aaran Gicquel has released his first game Derek’s Gonna Make It Rain, to accompany the latest song by his band Furniture. Referencing the chorus for their new tune ‘Pete’s Song’ it pays homage to the iconic Australian television series of their youth, ‘Round the Twist’.

The player controls Derek as he dodges debris from storm clouds, bumping into his cloud-destroying, coin-creating Leprechaun friend. It’s the type of thing you’d play between periods in your high school computer lab – simple, colourful and stupidly fun.
Developed by Furniture guitarist Aaran Gicquel’s after attending Global Game Jam this past January run by the Perth chapter of Let’s Make Games, Derek’s Gonna Make It Rain is a testament to the burgeoning pockets of creativity – both in music and tech – proliferating in Western Australia.

Click here to play the game now in your browser, and you can listen to the song via Soundcloud, or Bandcamp. The official launch of the song and game will be taking place July 21, for full details visit the facebook event page.