Grateful Dead Video Game in the Works

6:19 PM PST 01/13/2011 by Sofia M. Fernandez

A Grateful Dead video game is in the works.

Independent game developer Curious Sense has been given the go-ahead to use any of the band's archival materials -- including live recordings, album art and video or film footage -- for the project, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Rhino Entertainment set up the deal, which stipulates that the game cannot have any references to drugs.

Developers are aiming for a summer release date for the game, which is intended to draw new fans to the band. Curious Sense founder Adam Blumenthal told the Journal, "They [the surviving band members and Rhino] really want the Dead to be part of a music curriculum that starts with kids getting into Led Zeppelin in the 8th grade."

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