EVE: Dumb Ways to Die [Parody Music Video]

Watching this video will make you better at spaceships. Fact.

Watching this video will make you better at spaceships. Fact.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a feature series on some of the inspiring and creative individuals who produce amazing EVE Online flavoured content. Since then, some of those individuals have been off fighting wars, others have been stuck on oil rigs, and one threw a massive hissy fit.

However, Sindel Pellion and Rixx Javix have absolutely knocked it out of the star system with an amazing creative collaboration which really exemplifies the kind of genius that is found just laying around in the EVE community.

Their parody song (by Sindel) and video (by Rixx) is based on the Dumb Ways to Die music video (which can been seen in my review, Dumb Ways to Die – Hilarity with a Message). The original was a humorous campaign by the Australian Metro aimed at raising safety awareness, but there are few game environments more hazardous than EVE and the opportunity for parody was screamingly clear.

Sindel and Rixx stepped up and delivered. As well as a really well-crafted work of fan creativity, it is quite possibly one of the most informative and entertaining player guides available for EVE Online, even if you don’t get all the references. 

I’m off to watch it again right now, why not join me?

I’ll be humming this for days.

About the author

Mat Westhorpe

Broken paramedic and coffee-drinking Englishman whose favourite dumb animal is an oxymoron. After over a decade of humping and dumping the fat and the dead, my lower spine did things normally reserved for Rubik's cubes, bringing my career as a medical clinician to an unexpectedly early end. Fortunately, my real passion is in writing and given that I'm now highly qualified in the art of sitting down, I have the time to pursue it. Having blogged about video games (well, mostly EVE Online) for years, I hope to channel my enjoyment of wordcraft and my hobby of gaming into one handy new career that doesn't involve other people's vomit.