Torche release 8-bit video game Torche vs. Robots: Annihilation Affair

Official press release:

Torche band members have joined Mario, Gordon Freeman and Zelda, as the quartet become video game characters in Torche vs. Robots: Annihilation Affair, with news coming via Crave.

The desktop based, single-player, side-scrolling game (www.torchevsrobots.com) allows players to pick their favorite band member on a quest to save Miami from becoming a post-apocalyptic wasteland. A mobile version will be released shortly.

Fans who play the game are eligible to win a prize pack that includes Restarter on vinyl, a t-shirt, two tickets to see Torche on tour and stickers. To enter, contestants must upload a video to YouTube which shows them beating the game with the hash tag #torchevsrobots. One prize pack per band member/character will be awarded with winners picked on Feb. 23.

Torche release Restarter, their Relapse Records’ debut on Feb. 24 and will return to the road for a headlining tour on March 4, with a hometown show at Churchill’s Pub in Miami.

Torche tour dates:

3/04 – Miami, Fl | Churchill’s Pub #
3/06 -vAtlanta, GA | The Masquerade
3/07 -vBirmingham, AL | The Bottletree
3/08 -vBaton Rouge, LA | Spanish Moon
3/09 -vHouston, TX | Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
3/10 – Austin, TX | Red 7
3/11 – Dallas, TX | Club Dada #
3/12 – Memphis, TN | The Hi-Tone
3/13 – St. Louis, MO | The Firebird
3/14 – Chicago, IL | Empty Bottle
3/15 – Milwaukee, WI | The Cactus Club
3/16 – Columbus, OH | Skully’s Music Diner
3/17 – Cleveland, OH | The Grog Shop
3/18 – Grand Rapids, MI | The Pyramid Scheme
3/20 – Detroit, MI | The Pike Room
3/21 – Toronto, ON | Lee’s Palace
3/22 – Montreal, QC | Bar Le Ritz
3/23 – Buffalo, NY | Mohawk Place
3/25 – Boston, MA | Great Scott
3/26 – Brooklyn, NY | St. Vitus
3/27 – Philadelphia, PA | Underground Arts
3/28 – Richmond, VA | Strange Matters #
3/29 – Washington, DC | DC 9 #
5/02 – Leipzig, DE | Taubchental
5/03 – Wroclaw, PL | Asymmetry Festival
5/04 – Prague, CZ | 007
5/05 – Munich, DE | Ampere
5/06 – Milan, IT | Lo Fi Club
5/08 – Barcelona, SP | Rocksound
5/09 – Madrid, SP | Boute Live!
5/10 – Lisbon, PT | Musicbox
5/11 – Bilbao, SP | Kafe Antzokia
5/13 – Zurich, SZ | Dynamo
5/14 – Wiesbaden, DE | Schlachthoff
5/15 – Cologne, DE | Underground
5/16 – Berlin, DE | Hafenklang
5/18 – Nijmegen, NL | Merelyn
5/19 – Haarlem, NL | Patronaat
5/20 – Paris, FR | Glazart
5/21 – Antwerp, BE | Kavka
5/22 – London, UK | Underworld *
5/23 – Leeds, UK | Belgrave Social Club *
5/24 – Galway, IR | Roisin Dubh
5/25 – Cork, IR | Craine Lane
5/26 – Dublin, IR | Grand Social
5/27 – Belfast, IR | The Limelight
5/28 – Glasgow, UK | CCA **
5/29 – Manchester, UK | Sound Control **
5/30 – Bristol, UK | Temples Festival
5/31 – Nimes, FR | This is Not a Love Song
6/01 – Nantes, FR | Le Ferrailleur

All U.S. dates w/ Wrong
# = w/o Nothing