A screenshot of Pearl Jam's Great Escape game

Escaping Invaders

davidwicaiBlog, Daily Distraction

Leading up to the release of their new album, “Gigaton,” Pearl Jam created a Space Invaders-style game where players can choose a band member as the pilot. For those interested, the new album comes out today.

Like the original video game, it’s a nice but repetitive distraction. It’s even more fun if you think of the aliens as little coronaviruses (maybe?). Personally, I’m sharing this because the new PJ album is met with a mix of excitement — their first album in seven years — and sadness because I had tickets to see them in Oakland April 19.