September 16th, Brisbane, Australia – The debut game from new Australian developer Six Foot Kid is being funded, guided and published by Halfbrick, the veteran studio that created Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride and the upcoming Colossatron: Massive World Threat.
Over the past year, Halfbrick has worked in tandem with Six Foot Kid to bring Band Stars to life. Now together the two developers can officially announce that the game will be launching worldwide in 2013, and is also available today in Australia and Canada as test markets.
Band Stars is all about the music! Players can form a band with any of the colorful characters available, pick a catchy name and hit the recording studio. Starting with small song releases on the Local Charts, the aim is to become the world’s biggest band by releasing new songs, building a fan base and hiring new band members.
Players can assign individual rockers to any instrument, and match the song genre with a perfect lyrical theme. Recording is where all the magic takes place, and then it’s up to a professional mixer to prepare the song for a commercial release. If everyone has been assigned to their roles wisely, the recording goes without a hitch, and the stars align for a bit of good fortune, players will see their band rocketing up the charts in no time.
Fleshing out the content is a full training system, character and band challenges, hiring new members and even pimping out your studio with new goodies to help the creative juices flow!
Band Stars will be released as a free download on the App Store worldwide later in 2013, with Australian and Canadian players able to download the game now.
World premiere trailer: http://youtu.be/u0XIk7pirQ0
Download in Australia and Canada: http://appstore.com/bandstars
Halfbrick is a professional game development studio based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 2001, it has developed many popular games across mobile and digital platforms including Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride and Fish Out Of Water. For further information, please visit halfbrick.com and follow on Twitter , YouTube and Facebook !
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About Six Foot Kid
Six Foot Kid is a new game developer based in Adelaide, South Australia. Halfbrick is an investor in the new team, which originally formed as a game development arm of The People’s Republic of Animation , and professional video and animation studio. Band Stars is their debut game.