Halfbrick Studios, the creator of such hugely popular games as Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, has just launched a new game on iOS called Band Stars.

Actually, Band Stars is only in soft launch in the Australian App Store, which isn’t really a wonder given that Halfbrick is based in Australia. Also, Band Stars is only published by Halfbrick, in partnership with developer Six Foot Kid.

Moreover, it’s worth noting that Band Stars is not really a new game, seeing as it was first launched on Chrome and Google+ Games about a year ago. But the game was retired on account of Google+ Games’ going offline late last June. Fortunately, it’s now set to make its comeback on iOS.

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Band Stars is a Kairosoft-style freemium simulation game that has you forming a band, hitting the studio, and recording music to reach the top of the charts. The game challenges you to:

  • Compete with your friends for the highest chart position and the most fans
  • Blend different genres and lyrical styles to create chart topping hits
  • Pull off insane solos to boost your song points
  • Hire and train your band members
  • Unlock all 50 band members, each with their own style and set of custom challenges
  • Earn piles of coin and upgrade your gear to dominate the world of music
  • Deck out your studio with hot tubs and arcade machines to keep your musicians happy

As mentioned, Band Stars is initially available in soft launch in the Australian App Store. We’ll be sure to let you know, though, once the game is launched to a wider audience.

In the meantime, you can continue enjoying Halfbrick’s current worldwide offerings on iOS, namely (in order of release), Fruit Ninja, Monster Dash, Age of Zombies, Jetpack Joyride, Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots, and Fish Out Of Water. Also, you can continue anticipating the release of Halfbrick’s upcoming matching game called Colossatron: Massive World Threat.