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Published: 2011/12/22

The Grateful Dead Game

On Monday, the Grateful Dead launched the first phase of The Epic Tour the band’s very own video game. As we previously reported, the social media video game allows users to design their own Dancing Bear avatars and then vote for their favorite Grateful Dead shows.

The ultimate goal is to get to the next show on the tour and, along the way, users will battle the evil forces of darkness. Darkness is “undiscovered, empty, or unkind places,” while light “represents the collective positive vibe of the Grateful Dead experience: the music, fun, community, celebration, cooperation, individualism, hope, freedom, escape, and joy.” The game has reimagined ten of the band’s greatest shows. Be sure to vote for your favorite show before January 31, 2012, as these shows will become the “Epic Tour.” The game, developed by Curious Sense in Asheville, N.C., is available on a “freemium” basis: there are free features but also premium features that’ll run you a few ‘Stealies.’


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pistoljack27 December 22, 2011, 14:28:55


UltimatelywhogivesaF#cK December 22, 2011, 22:31:54

Wha..Whhaa…WHat!!?? Im ready to go baseball bat on my computer right now like that scene from Office the HeLL did it come TO THIS..THE FUTURE SUCKS..almost as bad as this garbage.Are the avatars junkie runaways and homeless drug dealing theives and mentally ill addicts who dont bathe and smell like patchouli and alpaca urine?? ... S T U P I D 4 sure

Condor December 22, 2011, 22:47:31

Thank you Jill Lesh and mountain girl

joe December 23, 2011, 00:03:05

furthur is cracking down on the lot scene, then they put out a video game lol, its like can i score some virtual doses, and if i sell to a virttual undercover do i have to go to jail?

bj December 23, 2011, 10:40:19

haha i like the sheila brovloski wha wha what! and yes this is stupid

jed December 23, 2011, 12:40:18

I guess nobody spoke up at the meeting when they came up with this idea.

Carey December 29, 2011, 13:03:05

are u f’n kidding me?? not very heady

Flakey Foont December 29, 2011, 14:07:09

Don’t blame MG — Debra Koons more likely.

Sputnik January 25, 2012, 17:14:31

I’ve seen over 150 Grateful Dead shows, pre Jerry’s death. I’m not into video games at all. I do have a 9 year old that loves video games and going to Further shows. This is a game we can play together. I think it’s pretty cool. Most of the negative posts probably came from folks who started seeing the Dead in ’94 and thinks Phish is good.

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