2012 has seen a bumper batch of musician-helmed video games hitting the Internet. They're ostensibly meant to promote an artist's latest release, but also act as snappy diversions to play in your browser while you should be concentrating on something far more important. Here are five of the best recent releases.
2 Chainz's Live in Color
5. 2 Chainz's Live In Color
Based on: Track & Field
The setup: Take control of professional guest-verse artist 2 Chainz as he sprints through the streets hopping over trash cans and gaps in the pavement and seeking out special orbs that fill the screen with color. This all happens against a heavily-branded backdrop that involves a sneaker manufacturer that is not Nike, Converse or Reebok.
Is it any cop? Mildly diverting, but the controls have been reduced to tapping the space bar to hop over obstacles. The trickiest task is concentrating on the screen when the technicolor blitz kicks in.