Watford, United Kingdom – October 25th, 2012: The Voice of Germany , which will be launched on November 8 th, 2012, is the official game version of the extremely successful music show of the same name, the second season of which has been broadcast since October 18 th on ProSieben and since October 19 th on SAT.1. bitcomposer Games and flashpoint AG are going to release this music and party game in two different editions. In addition to the stand-alone edition, priced at €39.95, there will be a premium value bundle, including two quality Logitech microphones, at a price of €59.95.
This singing and party game is being produced and co-developed by UK based independent games production company and publisher, Wired Productions. Wired is no stranger to singing and party games; their portfolio includes, among others, the hugely popular and successful We Sing™ series on Nintendo Wii, which has also been successfully distributed by flashpoint AG in Germany.
Wired worked on The Voice of Germany with long-term collaborators - the France based studio - Le Cortex, who are also experts in the area of music games.
According to Jason Harman, Operations and Production Director with Wired, the outstanding factor was not just the extra complexity that comes with a significant TV license, but rather, “creating an experience that is oriented as closely as possible to the show. Here, it is about the voices of the singers, not about colorful animations. This allows the player to experience the show as it is in reality.”
Frédéric Sommer, the Project Director at Le Cortex, comments, “We believe that we have managed to create a product that reflects the spirit of the show.”
This has been achieved with the help of the KaraEngine™, which was developed especially for The Voice of Germany . The KaraEngine™, which is set to redefine technical standards in the singing game genre, drastically minimizes annoying latency times, thus guaranteeing a smooth playing experience.
The Voice of Germany also distinguishes itself through the unique quality of its track listing: 30 top-notch titles by international artists, all of which have achieved top ten chart positions, offer a balanced mix of German and English language tracks. Moreover, this is the first time that most of the songs have been part of a music and singing game.
· Game based on the TV show! Officially licensed game version of the popular and wildly successful TV show “The Voice of Germany!”
· 30 popular & up to date songs with a balanced mix of German and English titles of varying difficulty levels.
· Every track a real hit: Among others, “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga, “Satellite” by Lena, and “Do You Like What You See” by “TVoG” winner Ivy Quainoo.
· TV Show Mode: Experience the TV show up close, and master the various levels of the show (blind audition, coaching, duel, live shows).
· Singing is fun—especially with others! Sing together with up to eight friends in two teams at one time, or go up against them in intense battles. Six different multiplayer modes make this possible.
· Immediate feedback: Thanks to modern technology, the game has an extremely high transfer rate between the microphone and the screen, providing for the lowest latency ever.
· Easy-to-use menus for quick access to the songs.
The Voice of Germany will be launched on November 8 th, 2012, exclusively for Nintendo Wii™, and will be distributed in the German speaking market exclusively by flashpoint.
For further information about Wired Productions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find more information on bitComposer’s products at www.bitComposer.com.
The game was developed in cooperation with ProSiebenSat.1 Licensing GmbH.
Notes to Editors
About The Voice of Germany
The Voice of Germany is the official game version of the music show, and brings an exciting studio atmosphere into Germany’s living rooms. Players sitting at home in front of their Wii™ can experience all of the stations in The Voice of Germany: beginning with the blind audition, in which at least one of the coaches has to be persuaded. Then the player moves on to the tense battles, from which only one contestant can advance. Afterwards, the player proceeds to thrilling live shows, where the training sessions really pay off, and then progresses all the way to the finals, and to The Voice of Germany!
In the multiplayer mode, players can compete with or against friends in six different game modes. Players can choose from 30 English and German language songs, including the original video clips, and use two microphones with up to eight players to measure themselves against their family and friends.
About Wired Productions
Established in 2008, Wired Productions are an independent games production company and publisher, based in Watford, Hertfordshire, UK. Wired are the team behind the hugely successful We Sing franchise on Nintendo Wii, which has sold over 1.3million copies, and have recently co-developed and produced The Voice of Germany - the official video game of the popular music show. With over 35 titles produced across multiple home console and portable formats, Wired have also self-published several iOS titles with leading brands including OK! Magazine, the Daily Express and Mail on Sunday, and will release their first PS Vita title, Let’s Fish! Hooked On, later in 2012.
About LE CORTEX:
Founded in January 2009, Parisian studio LE CORTEX are a strong passionate team who discovered that more than playing games, they love to create them. All Le Cortex games start by a strong process of cogitation and understanding, and believe that gameplay is crucial and needs to be well adapted to the purpose of the game. A huge amount of time is spent creating and testing the game mechanics so they match the targeted player. Le Cortex believe that everything possible must be done to serve the game, and as such are always vigilant of choosing the right methods and the right gameplay, according to the production constraints of the project, to create the best game experience possible.
For more information visit www.lecortex.com
About bitComposer Games
Under the label bitComposer Games, bitComposer Entertainment AG publishes various retail products for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. bitComposer Entertainment AG, based in Eschborn, is an indepenent publisher of PC and video games. The company focuses on the national and international marketing of entertainment products for the classic platforms such as PC, consoles, and mobile devices, while its subsidiary, bitComposer Online GmbH, specializes in the fast growing market for online games. In carrying out its own projects, licensed products, and production orders, bitComposer Entertainment AG works together with experienced development teams and service providers all over the world.
Further information on bitComposer can be found under: www.bitComposer.com
About ProSiebenSat.1 Licensing GmbH
ProSiebenSat.1 Licensing grants licensing rights for broadcast and program brands such as “Germany’s Next Topmodel,” “The Voice of Germany,” and “Galileo.” The company covers the complete value chain relating to the licensing of TV formats as well as third-party rights. This also includes the development and positioning of licensed brands, as well as other competencies such as product design and development.
About flashpoint AG
flashpoint, founded in 1988, is among the leading providers of home entertainment products. The company is one of the largest distributors of video and computer games, and serves all relevant commercial structures.
Addition business areas include the distribution and marketing of DVDs/Videos, console accessories, and special assortments of products in the area of audio media and audio books.
Further information can be found under www.flashpoint.de