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Purity Ring Added to Loud on Planet X

Toronto electro-pop duo Purity Ring have been added to the indie game Loud on Planet X.

They join Tegan and Sara, Metric, Fucked Up, METZ, Austra, Lights, July Talk, and Cadence Weapon.

The makers of the game, Pop Sandbox, have also offered up a free stream of Brendan Canning and Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene’s secondary score for the game as well as a Kickstarter video explaining the project;

Supporters will have access to an exclusive limited edition 7″ single and artwork from indie comic artist Michael DeForge. Loud on Planet X is a tower defence game where you select an artist or band and use a variety of power-ups to defend your stage from a horde of alients.

Pop Sandbox is aiming for a fall 2015 release on PS4, PS Vita, Steam, iOS, and Android. Head here for the Kickstarter page for a video showing gameplay and members of the bands participating talking about the project, what video game character they would invite to be in their band and their favourite retro games.

Purity Ring will play Field Trip at Fort York in Toronto on June 6.

Northside Festival Announces NExT Expo Conference Schedule

Brooklyn’s Northside Festival has unveiled the complete schedule for its NeXT Conference at the Wythe Hotel and Brooklyn Brewery.

Some of the speakers scheduled include the founders of KickstarterTurntable.fmOKCupid and a special conversation between Uber founder, Travis Kalanick and TLC Commissioner David Yassky. Some of the sessions include conversations with;

The panel discussions will include topics such as What I Would Do, If I Could Do it Again- Lessons Learned from Building Behance and The Road to Acquisition: Part 1. Some of the other panel discussions will include:

  • Surviving the Trend: Grow Your Business Right & Sustain with Charles Adler
  • Exploring Data Science
  • Building for Small and Medium Businesses
  • Metrics the CTO needs to Know
  • Data Design

For a complete schedule, head here.