by Joe White
December 4, 2013
Halfbrick Studios, the developer behind countless popular games for Apple's iOS, is set to bring its latest creation to the U.S. App Store this week. After soft-launching the game, Band Stars, in the Australian App Store back in August, the developer is finally ready to doll out some “international love” and launch the anticipated application around the world. Confirming the news in an update to its website, the Australia-based Halfbrick noted that the application, which has been developed in partnership with Six Foot Kid, will reach our iDevices on Thursday, Dec. 6. But what can we expect from the forthcoming app? As we explained in our original article, “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.” Indeed, fame and fortune await iDevice users in Band Stars: as Halfbrick expains online, gamers can progress through local, national, and global charts; there are more than 50 “super-cool” Band Stars characters to meet, and over 200 challenges feature in the app. Halfbrick adds: “It doesn’t matter what type of music you love, Band Stars features loads of genres – pop, rock, metal, urban, electronica, jazz, punk, country, and even world music! Join the phenomenon now!” Here's a list of features:
As mentioned, Band Stars will be reaching the U.S. App Store tomorrow, on Dec. 6. The application will be free to download, and is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. If you can't wait until then, we'd highly recommend you check out some of Halfbrick's other offerings, which include: Fruit Ninja, Monster Dash, Age of Zombies, Jetpack Joyride, Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots, and Fish Out Of Water. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfaunwMRVsI
- 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
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.See also: Apple's iOS 7 Is Outpacing iOS 6 In Terms Of Adoption, Apple's iBeacon Is Now Being Used To Give Bar Patrons Free Access To Magazines, and KNOMO Launches A Luxurious Leather Folio For Apple's Retina iPad mini.
Age of Zombies™
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots
Fish Out Of Water!