Prince’s 1994 Little Known Video Game
Sadly Prince died today at the age of 57. It would be fitting to remind people that Prince produced a video game back in 1994. He was a talented musician, artist, and also a game developer. Creative blood really can’t be controlled. If you have it, your mind never turns off, and you’re constantly thinking of everything that you’d like to do and create.
Prince had it going on full swing for the decade leading up to 1994. In actuality 1985 through 1995 could be called “The Purple Decade.” He basically ran things during that period and was incredibly powerful.
You’d expect that his game would be pretty far out there. Prince was pretty far out there. That’s what gave him his allure. He was so far different than the rest of the acts of the period that he had people just gravitate towards his unique sound and lyrics that struck a cord in millions.
His game was called “Prince Interactive” and it was released for PCs in 1994. The game was a point-and-click “graphic adventure” in the style of early-’90s blockbuster “Myst.” The goal was to complete a series of puzzles in order to unlock all the parts of Prince’s symbol. Which we know later became his name as an eye-gouge to his label until 2000 when he reclaimed it.
We hope that wherever he is now he’s doing some more developing.
Prince Rogers Nelson June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016