Check out this lighthearted charity Christmas single from some industry veterans.
Feelgood Friday: The Gaming Charity Christmas Single Vying to be #1
Whether you like it or not, Christmas songs are everywhere once more. But no matter your favorite (or those you tolerate most), some Christmas tunes are better than others. Particularly a gaming charity Christmas single like the star of this week's Feelgood Friday, which is donating a portion of its proceeds to Special Effect.
Retro-Fusion is a new band comprising a trio of notable figures in the gaming industry, namely gaming composers David Wise and Grant Kirkhope, and gaming artist Kev Bayliss. This year they are ambitiously throwing their hat into the ring for the acclaimed UK number one Christmas single with their lighthearted gaming-themed Christmas tune, A Video Gaming Christmas.
The song's festive message is a familiar one to the vast majority of our readers. Sure there's the airy-fairy spirit of Christmas that entails getting together with friends and family, filling up on tasty treats and singing carols by the fire. But for stalwart gamers, Christmas is often made all the more magical by one significant factor: new video games.
As reported by Forbes, Retro-Fusion came about as part of a random conversation between Kirkhope and Bayliss, who half-jokingly suggested that they create a Christmas song, having worked together already on the Salamandos project. And they actually followed through.
The result is a fun-filled Christmas anthem reminiscent of such UK Christmas hit singles as Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody and Wizzard's I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday. "I want a video game for Christmas, I need a video game for Christmas," are the lines that form the chorus of the tune, and speaks to the childlike hope in every adult gamer that Christmas morning will be highlighted by the unwrapping of Dragonflight.
The band made Special Effect, a gaming charity for the physically disabled, a co-writer for the song, with a portion of the song's proceeds going straight to them.
Whether or not this hopeful trio can make it as the UK's Christmas number 1 and put an end to the four-year reign of LadBaby (who also donate their songs' proceeds to UK food bank charity, The Trussell Trust), remains to be seen. But if you would like to help them on their way, then the charity Christmas single can be downloaded through Amazon and iTunes, or streamed on Spotify.