Linkin Park Video Game: More

September 25, 2009

As announced earlier this year (, we’re putting together a video game for the iPhone and iPod touch. So far, it has been a lot of fun…although we don’t have a release date to announce yet, I thought I’d share a few of my concept drawings with you guys. I know it’s a terrible picture, ha!


This is the first time since the announcement that we’ve really talked about or mentioned anything about the game. We ‘re still working on it, but here’s what we want it to be: 1) Unique, 2) Fun.

We’ve been brainstorming ways to make story, combat, puzzles, music-based challenges, and RPG elements all fit within a community in the game. There are also some really funny things going on in the game that I know a lot of LP fans will recognize. Stay tuned for more info…




  1. Стальной шаман on February 21, 2010 at 7:22 am


  2. EDGAR on January 19, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    oye mike esta bueno el juego por lo que se ve pero solamente es para i ohone y para i pod o para celulares comunes sale ns vemos a y una pregunta ay club de fans de linkin park en puebla respondeme por favor saludame al toda la banad y si puedes agregame a tu messenger este soy fan de corazon

  3. BloodSphinX on October 4, 2009 at 5:01 am

    TO whom it concerns
    (PS This Has Fuck all TO do with article only with LP)
    PLease I would like to know if they can cover a song for me/fans
    Ps Awaiting the tour to South Africa if u can fit our destination in

  4. Diana_LP_adicted on September 28, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    AWESOME 😀 linkin park is the only brilliant band that have the idea to create a video game to cellphone 😀 LP ROCKS!!!!! ps: too bad i don’t have one to play :S

  5. Sintia on September 28, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I really like the papparazzi guy and the crazygoofy lookin alien! The alien makes me laugh just lookin @ it! Even tho I don’t have an IPhone or IPod is there gonna be a version for other devices for the people who can’t get/don’t want an iPhone or iPod Touch? Like a general version that can be downloaded for other phones?
    I hope you, LP, & your families are doing good & are in great health. Take care.

  6. ♪♫Rose♫♪ on September 28, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Hi Mike, I wish to ask you about game…. I want to know whether there will be this game under windows mobile for Pocket PC. If will there be that when?The answer send on my e-mail. Here my e-mail – 🙂 but It is a pity that you do not answer…. 😦

  7. analoggirl on September 27, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Love the concept art! I can’t read the writing, but I get the feeling that the app might have some subversive messaging. lol Do I detect the same logo on the can and the woman’s purse? What does the P stand for? I guess we’ll have to wait and see… (And in my case, buy a iPhone.)

  8. murry on September 27, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    This looks great. I gotta find a job that’ll make an iPhone affordable.

  9. rohit_orange on September 27, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I love your art, I try to make something like you 🙂

  10. karolp on September 27, 2009 at 8:43 am

    oh mike !! I want so much a iPhone.. :S to play your game.. !!! sooooo much !!
    hey mike !! amazing your Glorious Excess’s video !!! I liked it !! hey, kisses from BRazil ;*

  11. Tom_SynNergy on September 27, 2009 at 7:42 am

    This looks really unique. I never saw such characters in a game. They’re funny, though 😉 Too bad I don’t have an iPhone or iPod Touch. Maybe sooner or later this game will be very famous and it will be released for other gaming consoles or devices. 🙂 By the way, Guitar Hero: Linkin Park wouldn’t be bad either 😉 Thanks for posting this, Mike!

  12. msgirl on September 27, 2009 at 7:14 am

    looks interesting!=)

  13. sasummsumm on September 27, 2009 at 6:25 am

    haha the papparazzi looks kewl XD… all the characters do look interesting. i like the style. i’m curious about how it will turn out ! 🙂

  14. zahra on September 27, 2009 at 6:08 am

    WOW !!! U guys are sooo active i mean HOW???! HOW CAN U GUYS HAVE TIME ?!?!u had an art show and Chester had his new album and u guys are making a new linkinpark album BUT STILL u guys have time to make a video game and be on the net and hangout with ppl!!!OMG i just dont get it !HOW??!..i wish i had time for every thing too……well the sketches aren’t to bad i think this game must be really interesting……:btw three days grace’s new album was awesome!!! do u like TDG??

  15. CuteWhiteBunny on September 27, 2009 at 4:42 am

    The artwork looks awesome!

    Will there be a version for other devices for the people who can’t get/don’t want an iPhone or iPod Touch?

  16. Lvix on September 27, 2009 at 4:42 am

    I never had a Iphone, i had once a Ipod… But that onces hadn’t a screen so i think… I am getting to old for this, lol. I don’t need games, only music and Art:p But still, games are cool!


  17. TheLPFreak on September 27, 2009 at 4:01 am

    can i use it for other touch phones xoxo

  18. JeezyJazz on September 26, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    The idea of the game looks really nice, i think i’ll wait ’til that IPT comes out to buy it (‘cuz i still have the nano generation 2 xD)…..You still haven’t answerd my question about making contracts with Machine Shop Recordings, but i don’t blame you , i know you might have not the time to even read the coments….By the way, there is a rapper called PORTA in Spain who took the sample of LOATR to make a song for his own album B|. And i bet he didn’t ask you guys for permission or something, so if you read this pliz fuck him up with the Copyright!!! xD…do a favor to your fans in Spain (eventhough i don’t live in Spain xD)….the song’s called “Falsa Esperanza” (Fake Hope)

  19. Celestial on September 26, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    In the past, musician based games usually turned out really bad aside from Guitar Hero and Rockband. Nysnc, Spice Girl, and Kiss games were just horrible. Hopefully this one won’t follow suit with those.

  20. burningdaylight on September 26, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    can’t wait!!!! for the stuff LP fans would recognize…would that be a linkin park skateboard? or flying chicken fricassee? or the chemist and spike minoda? or…..amateur jackass?!?!? oh my god – i’m predicting the possibilities are endless….

  21. Madlen on September 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I hope I get an iPhone soon…mostly because of the game:DI really like the characters and I think it would be really cool and funny.Btw what’s your fav iPhone application?

  22. rockermeg on September 26, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Oooh awesome 🙂
    Can’t wait. I’m gonna buy an ipod touch just for this 😛

  23. durg on September 26, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    the agent guy makes me think of um.. crap.. i dont remember D:!! some cartoon haha
    & ha, papa, paparazziii sings 😄

  24. ShadowerLiltani on September 26, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Oh yeah, I almost forgot about this. It’s been a while since you mentioned. Now you are making me actually want an iPhone or iPod Touch. Nice to see you putting your illustration major to work. Speaking of putting out artwork (those characters are adorable), this reminds me of a question I’ve been wanting to ask you. Ultimately, what is more important to you? One person, or a thousand people? At the end of the day, do you just want to be heard, even if by just one person, or do you need a thousand people to listen to you?

  25. Jaice_lp93 on September 26, 2009 at 11:34 am

  26. vickylp on September 26, 2009 at 10:43 am

    weeee i am really excited!!! thank god my father has an iphone…i’ll be playing this game for hours! hahahaha

    btw the drawing of the agent is awesome! hahahaha i love his face!

  27. Maaark on September 26, 2009 at 10:30 am

    Hope we can download it directly from LP’s website. I have an iPod Touch and I can’t download any app or songs from the iTunes Store. It’s not available in Brazil.

    I’d love to play this game. I’m a big fan of music and RPG, so I’m looking forward to it! You should upload a video of you playing it once it’s all done.

    Take care Mike!

  28. ThePrincess on September 26, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Yeah , It sounds fun , unfortunately I don’t often play games but I like these Pic , looks so funny .. especially that Smokers Grumpy Man , He reminded me of my Evil Boss .. seriously 🙂 .. Thanks for the info anyway !!

    Note : Mike , I think you must do a little improvements to that Lady Pic , coz it seemed her scary chest would explode !!!! , LOL ..

  29. mshinoda20PERU on September 26, 2009 at 9:54 am

    AWESOMEEEEEE!! Unique and Fun 😀
    It is amazing for the first App!!!!
    But please!!! also do an App like “Idaft” for play with the Joe’s console and play song like New Divide, Crawling, In The End, etc etc etc =)

  30. jeffryLP on September 26, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Who says it’s a terrible picture ??!! I actually thought it was a prodigious , I like the character of that mischievous-messy paparazzi, damn you’re fucking brilliant dude!! and the most remarkable is the Petit lady!! although the ‘..:D…’ looks a lil’ too viewy , but still,you can describe That sexy Goddess with very impressive and unique , and for sure I’ll whistle at her RIGHT NOW !! lol .. ok , thanks for this cool app info !!

  31. cincybmxlpfreak on September 26, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Shit! It’s gonna be a GAME!?! That’s awesome!!! sigh Man I wish I had an iPod Touch or iPhone. You guys need to put the game online, too. It can be, like, a demo game for the app and to play the rest of the game, you have to pay a certain amount of money to have it put on your phone or on your computer (I don’t know how apps on a cell phone work, but I assume that’s how). I think it’d be pretty successful as an online game, too…especially if you guys put it on or the LPU. It’d probably end up on or or something like that, too.

  32. Manongross on September 26, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Man, this is amazing…
    The game made by yours..
    Is the time to i buy an Iphone….
    Good luck with this…

  33. Xenith on September 26, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Very cool Mike, I’m currently working on a few IPhone applications myself for a UK charity.

    What is the main goal of the LP app? Are you looking to market Linkin Park, give something back to the fans or is this more of a personal project you just wanted to get your teeth into? Will this be a free app?

    Empire of the Sun, an Australian band recently released an $99 app. Their last game level helped to improved sales of one of their previous singles due to the use of its repetitive chorus within the game, a sort of subliminal marketing… will you be using LP songs within the app or mixing original content specifically for the game?

  34. colinreid on September 26, 2009 at 7:22 am

    The drawings look great man! Can’t wait for this to come oue ( =!!

  35. Eddie on September 26, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Wow! That’s great!!! Can’t wait!!! The drawings are so cool!!

  36. xXLEOXx on September 26, 2009 at 6:43 am

    HAHA! 😀 The cute monster in the right upper corner is my fave! It reminds me on my dog! xD And the black dude on the left site reminds me on an agent from “Matrix” ! Unfortunately I have no Ipod/phone! 😦 I’m sure I would love the game! Also I wanted to tell you, that I have now a date for my “Mike Shinoda presentation”. It’s the 13th October. I’m so exited… hope you bring luck! 😀 Take care, Mike! Regards from Germany! Leo

    P.s.: Really good job! 😀 (even my mother laughed as I showed her the drawings^^)

  37. TiffTiff33LP on September 26, 2009 at 6:31 am

    wow,thats cool,I dont have an a iphone or an ipodtouch so……bummer I cant play..bla..but my friend has a ipodtouch..he,he,he….LOL….im gonna ask her if I can borrow it just to play the LP game….lol^^p.s. I ate a sandwitch.LOL^^

  38. Angi220 on September 26, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Wow! They are cute!!! Just like you, Mike~ Especially the plumpy with camera, is that the young Mike Shinoda?? LOL……When can we have this ‘adorable’ game ? You guys really need to work hard, you guys owe us a lot!! A new album, games, shows (including your art shows)….

  39. gaby_ on September 26, 2009 at 4:24 am

    xDDD hah still dont have iPhone

    btw looks cool 😉

    is that the next project from which u will take money xDDD

  40. Thees on September 26, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Why only for iphone/ipod? 😦 That makes me sad..
    But your drawings are awesome 🙂

  41. Rex on September 26, 2009 at 4:10 am

    the fat paparazzi is very true. btw i hope this game is free, because i never buy apps/games.

  42. Nef_13 on September 26, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!Your drawings are perfect!!!!!!!!!^_^!this is only for iphone/ipod…!?!bad this..:(…..BTW,I’m sure will be amazing!!!!Never Mind! 😉

  43. JF on September 26, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Nice work, I cant wait to get my 3GS soon, they keep been sold out.. no fair. But now I got a extra thing to look forward to get on it 😛 Cant wait to see it.

  44. lovableFreak on September 26, 2009 at 3:28 am

    waaaaah!! those characters look nothing but AMAZING so far… i really really love your drawings! but why only for damn ipod/iphone???? >.<

  45. Hilda on September 26, 2009 at 3:15 am

    the art work looks awesome, im sure it will b wicked, anything LP is outstanding

  46. YuN_RoCks on September 26, 2009 at 3:08 am

    only iPhone and iPod? THAT’S NOT FAIR! not at all!

  47. KuleMagnus on September 26, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Lal, cæn’t w8!

  48. Fatima91MS on September 26, 2009 at 2:08 am

    These drawing is cool and fun 😀 i like it! That’s awesome….can’t wait! Thanks Mike 😉

  49. Senia on September 26, 2009 at 2:03 am

    hahahahahahahah i can’t wait for it! 😛 LP rules! 😛

  50. soyuneik on September 26, 2009 at 1:47 am

    …I’m unique and fun. But noooobody love me ;*c( sniff
    Ps: Boobs are dumb.

  51. linky_luvslp on September 26, 2009 at 1:22 am

    These are awesome, mike!!….you really didnt wanna miss the chick with big boobs did ya? haha. Arggh!! your so annoying!!! you tell me now!, after i just get a touch phone, that isnt an iphone!!!!!!!! lol, but i still love you!!!!!=D <3xxxilyxxx<3

  52. Dori on September 26, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Those drawings rock, Mike! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to play when the game does make it’s way to retail, but I fully support you guys on it…

    PS. Where’s Phoenix been? We miss him on twitter!

  53. HawkT on September 26, 2009 at 12:58 am

    oooo..what wonderful news for me birthday…. and I was just thinking it must be soon that the LP iphone/ipod app should be coming, trolled itunes store, nothing yet and volia you post this, whoo hoo, lovin the concept images so far, can’t wait… not much of a gamer, but will give it a go! yehaaa, keep us posted please….

  54. WidyaRahayu on September 26, 2009 at 12:54 am

    as me, i’m more interested in the drawings than the game. keep up the fun work, though! 😀
    p.s. does joe make his own concept drawings too?

  55. Avi on September 26, 2009 at 12:46 am

    what if somebody doesn’t have iPhone or iPod touch? will it be for other cell phones too?

  56. Esh on September 26, 2009 at 12:28 am

    might just get an iPod Touch just for this game lol I’m a console gamer and maybe this will open me to the handheld genre lol f’n sweet concepts!

  57. KATHYxx on September 26, 2009 at 12:25 am

    please please please please let history not repeat itself.

    please please please, evil gods of licensed games, make the LP game not suck. pleeeeease.

    I will sacrifice a goat in your honor.

  58. maxakashmu on September 26, 2009 at 12:16 am

    game going to be much more awesome than any other on hendhelds. damn, now i thinking of getting an iphone

  59. swati_LPfreak on September 26, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Which name of yours do u like the most?? … Mike shinoda itself? Mikey? Shinnezzle? The glue ;)WINK…..?? or any other??

  60. MAGS on September 25, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    It looks so good!
    I can’t wait for this! Congratulations mike, LP is sooo original 🙂

  61. ThunderStrike on September 25, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    The drawing are good but the pic is bad haha! Maybe you could try releasing an LP comic too…your drawings will be well suited for such a thing! 🙂

  62. lp_fm_fan on September 25, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Awesome! I wish there would be a larger picture though? I would like to see the details, lol. But from what I see, looks awesome!

    I’m glad that it’s not just news about y’all like some artists/bands have put out on the iPhone/iPod, though it’s not a bad idea, if that was one of the ideas, but most of us hardcore fans get our info elsewhere even if it’s not from the LPU or the official site. Any idea how much it would cost? I can’t wait for it though, I keep downloading so many apps for my iPhone I hope I have enough money by the time it releases?! LOL.

    One more thing, could you please put the embed code for the GLXS (DIES) Short film? Thanks.

    -Ana A.

  63. Brian on September 25, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Your art concepts for this remind me of something like Alien Hominid or Castle Crashers; might be worthwhile to check out those games for some ideas 😀 A senseless and crazy/funny beat/shoot-em-up is something I would love to have on my iPhone 😀

  64. linkinladie328 on September 25, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    sweet! if only i had an iPhone…. damnit! LoL 😛

    maybe i will in the future when the game is complete.

    ps – it’s looking good. keep up the good work!

  65. allhailmike on September 25, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Hopefully Mike wield’s a Light Saber in this.

  66. abbykulyde on September 25, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    hahaha! this is gonna be so cool.. i’m sure my son will enjoy this app..


  67. boyzdontcry on September 25, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    SUPEEER DOPPPEEE !!!! Thanks for the cool info and the link , can’t wait for the final announce !!!

    NOTE : Whooa ..that tiny chick is Hot lol !!!

  68. Carla on September 25, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    I seriously cannot wait to get it. Those are some pretty cool character designs going on. It’s really hard and funny to imagine it though.

  69. DinaraLP on September 25, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    ha! funny picture! Looking forward to see this new stuff! 🙂

  70. MaryBing on September 25, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    That’s great! I think I still have time to buy an iPod:)

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