Hit family karaoke TV show "Staraoke" ships as iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad Christmas game

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December 16, 2010– Are you buying more plastic toys as Christmas presents? Or something which lasts longer, doesn’t create waste, help your kids to develop their singing ability– and is fun?

Staraoke Christmas is a unique and non-violent touch-game that combines three things kids love: singing, games and friends! Staraoke is originally a Karaoke PC game that became a hit television show.“We do our best to make games that are not digital babysitters but have some real value for children” explains Mika Heikinheimo, CEO of BeiZ.

Everybody sings Christmas songs. This first whole-family Christmas iPhone and iPad singing game really develops players’ musical talents– and it’s such fun. The game comes with the most popular Christmas songs– Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Targeted at the entire family, Staraoke Christmas lets the player control a cartoon character on their screen by singing along to various songs. The software recognizes the singer's pitch and keeps the character on the path… unless you sing off key. Singers will quickly develop their singing abilities to win as many points as possible and keep their characters from going astray.

Singing contest mode is a Karaoke competition for up to 4 people. This means that instead of your children sitting staring at the screen, they will be having fun with their friends, singing, and from our experience, dancing along as well. (Actually we have found most parents want to join in as well.) This isn't just a mobile game, it's fun for the whole family.

The game can be easily played using the iPhone/iPod touch or iPad’s built in microphone. True fans of the game might want use a headset or dedicated iPhone/iPad compatible microphone.

Pricing:  Staraoke Christmas (iPhone/iPod Touch) 1.0.0 is $1.99 USD. Staraoke Christmas HD 1.0.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent in other currencies).

iPhone and iPod Touch version details, Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/staraoke-christmas/id409796038?mt=8

iPad version details, Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/staraoke-christmas-hd/id409303498?mt=8

Developer Profiles:

BeiZ Ltd is a game studio that concentrates on providing fun educational solutions for children and adults. BeiZ also assists its partners in publishing their games and mobile content. BeiZ has its headquarters in Hong Kong and operations in China and in Finland. Please visit BeiZ online for more information. Copyright© 2010 BeiZ Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Intervisio Oy is a Finnish TV production company which concentrates on crossmedia production. Intervisio's most successful product is Staraoke. It has so far been on air in 9 countries (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Sweden and Finland).

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If you would like further information on Staraoke or request a promotional code for a review, please contact:

Mika Heikinheimo, CEO, BeiZ Ltd

Email: mika at beiz.com  


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