PARIS, FRANCE - May 7th 2010Alien After All, the digital entertainment design and production company, announces that its second franchise for iPhone and iPod touch, KING idol, is now available from App Store.
KING idol introduces a new way to play that throws away the music books. Just listen to the music and follow the rhythm. Your two fingertips on the screen are like two feet on the dance-floor—just dance! Technology does the rest.
Your contestant follows your movements in an entirely 3D environment thanks to a multi-touch screen that captures both the movement and changes in orientation of your dancing fingers.
KING idol is the first game to use the innovative touch screen interface. A simple idea that brings a new kind of interaction to the rhythm and dance game sector and a game experience that differs fundamentally from Guitar Hero- and Elite Beat Agent-style games.
The principal innovation lies in the simple and intuitive man-machine interface which makes the game accessible to gamers and non-gamers alike. While motion controllers are currently a research priority for all manufacturers, the fact that touch screens can play an important role in movement tracking is often overlooked.
Last November, the University of Keio in Japan created a lot of activity on the net when it unveiled a video of robot controlled by simple gestures called Walky: Operating Method for a Bipedal Walking Robot through Natural Finger Gestures on iPhone.
For their part, the team from Alien After All and developer Black Sheep Studio have been working since last summer to exploit the multi-touch functions of iPhone screens: to capture fingertip translation and rotation movements, interpret the data, and translate it in real-time into animations for an on-screen avatar. In short, the avatar mirrors hand movements. It’s like Just Dance Wii, except that, here, you lead the dance.
By giving the player control of a character, the interface opens up possibilities for all types of games: sports, action, rhythm and dance, etc.
KING idol is a new event-based game format built around a SEASON of weekly events. It’s a game and a contest in which the VOTES and RESULTS of players from all over the world directly decide the outcome.
"They came to LAS VEGAS in their thousands to take part in KING idol… Only 5 remain! ... Who will be crowned KING? The choice is YOURS!"
Enter the contest, train each contestant with your fingertips, create your own routines and send audiences wild with hysteria! Every Saturday Night, one contestant is eliminated. To make it to the end you must prove you’re a dance-floor warrior worthy of the KING. Pull off the big moves and moonwalk, step, slide, lunge, splits, 360° and 720° your way to becoming the next IDOL.
To get the nod from the Judges, a respectable score, and some respect on the dance-floor, stay with the tempo and vary your movements. Use the all the space of the stage, get under the stage lights, and always, always, please the crowd!
Become the KING of ROCK, or the KING of POP, the King of BOLLYWOOD or old-school CROONERS. Bring your own personality and become the KING your way. Parody the all-time legends with your own dance routines. And now... It’s SHOWTIME!
KING idol FEATURES:
o Set the stage alight performing to the all-time greats of the KING of ROCK
o A multi-touch game of dance and rhythm like nothing else.
o Turn your screen into a DANCE-FLOOR, a touch-based MOTION CONTROLLER.
o Simple and intuitive. Your dancer follows your fingertips like a puppet.
o The dancer follows the orientation of your hand like magic. Now dance!
o A Video-Game / Reality-Show crossover :
o Train each contestant. Vote for your favorite. One contestant is eliminated every week.
o Each season lasts 5 weeks. Several seasons per year. More players each season.
KING idol is classified 4+ (suitable for all audiences).
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Title: KING idol
Publisher: Alien After All
Developer: Black Sheep Studio
Concept: Alien After All
Platform: iPhone + iPodTouch
About Alien After All
Alien After All, is a conception and production studio devoted to the creation of innovative franchises in the video game and electronic book publishing sectors. Alien After All is an independent studio founded in 2007. The company’s head office is located in the Paris area.
About Black Sheep Studio
Black Sheep Studio is a video game development studio based and registered in Paris, France. Black Sheep has been fully operating for more than 5 years. The studio is organized around a strong, efficient and creative team and has released 7 video games on various platforms for AAA publishers. Our goal is to bring innovative and fun games to the players.