Line Rider set to ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ will 100% brighten your day
11 October 2017, 10:46
This guy sketched out a special version of Line Rider by hand, and perfectly synchronised it to Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ – because he wants to make us all happy.
Edvard Grieg composed ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ for the Norwegian play Peer Gynt in the late 19th century. Written by the playwright Henrik Ibsen, the play sees the main character Peer Gynt attempt to enter a grand hall in which Dovregubben, the troll Mountain King lives. Grieg wanted his composition to mirror the chaos of the scene, as the Mountain King attempts to kill Peer Gynt.
But he probably couldn’t have guessed that, 140 years on, someone would set his orchestral masterpiece to the computer game Line Rider.
The internet game was created around 10 years ago, and it revolves around the concept of drawing lines with your mouse, so that ‘Bosh’ (a little boy on a sledge) can ride on them. So, YouTuber Doodle Chaos painstakingly drew out over two and a half minutes of lines, while Bosh bounces on and off each line perfectly in time to the music.
If it were possible, In the Hall of the Mountain King is even more gripping with the help of this very awesome visual aid.
For more of Doodle Chaos’ videos, visit his YouTube channel.
And if video games and music are your thing, here’s composer Jessica Curry on her top five video game scores: