Chillingo (along with developer MusiGames) have decided to toss their very capable hats into the ring against the likes of Tapulous and EA Mobile, by announcing their own rhythm game which combines both traditional tapping with DJ Hero-like turntable scratching. This is definitely going to be one title to watch, and we are excited to see how the battle of the band (apps) plays out.
We are angling to get an early look at this title and will bring you all the details as soon as possible. The full press release follows below.
UK AND BRAZIL (October XX, 2009) – Leading publisher, Chillingo, and renowned music game developer, MusiGames, have announced a deal to publish DJ Nights games for iPhone and iPod touch via Chillingo’s mass-market brand, Clickgamer. The first release in the series, DJ Nights: Global Tour, will showcase world-famous electronic music stars including, Emilio Fernandez, Tom Cloud and Tiësto when it releases later this year.
DJ Nights gameplay involves rhythmic tapping, shaking and even virtual turntable scratching to progress. The game innovates on iPhone and iPod touch by ensuring that when players miss a note, that note is not played. This feature was made possible after MusiGames created a multi-track audio player that can decode multiple MP3 files simultaneously.
“DJ Nights will set a new benchmark in music games for iPhone and iPod touch,” said Chillingo’s Head of Publishing, Johnny Coghlan. “The release of DJ Nights: Global Tour and its roster of top-quality acts will appeal to real fans of good music. The game soundtrack combined with its innovative technology guarantee an intense, enjoyable new experience.”
“We love electronic music, and we started MusiGames with the idea of creating DJ Nights,” said Americo Amorim, CEO of MusiGames. “The new technology we are using offers something completely new to gamers, along with all of the hit features and elements of music games they already love to play.”
DJ Nights: Global Tour features songs from leading electronic record label Black Hole Recordings. Artists including Kris O’Neil, Tom Cloud, Emilio Fernandez, Jonas Steur, Daniel Wanrooy, Jani & Erik Euwe, Existone, Tempo Guisto, Dave Schiemann and Tiësto are featured in the game, among other high-quality electronic productions from the label coming in the future.
DJ Nights: Global Tour will be published by Chillingo’s Clickgamer brand later this year via the iTunes App Store.
Chillingo and Clickgamer publish innovative games and software for iPhone and iPod touch. Past hit titles include Minigore, iDracula, Zen Bound, Inkvaders, Horror Racing, Touch KO, Parking Mania and Stick Fu. More information can be found at www.chillingo.com and www.clickgamer.com.
MusiGames is a business unit of D’Accord Music Software, a leading developer of games and edutainment software. Its first game, Drums Challenge, was released in June and became the 5th bestselling music game in the US AppStore in July. For more information, please visit: www.musigames.com.