Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and the French video game producing company Game Life, reveal further information regarding DJ Star for Nintendo DS™.
Music, parties, travel, and plenty of attractive fans– that is how we picture the life of a turntable superstar. In the new game DJ Star, that dream comes within the reach of every music lover's Nintendo DS stylus. In Career Mode, DJs start out by playing at small private parties, and work their way up the career ladder one performance at a time, ultimately joining the ranks of the world's best DJs. In Creation Mode, players get to show off their talent as composers and create the next big hit with just a few moves of the Nintendo DS stylus, thanks to more than 200 samples and the simple user interface. They can even swap their favorite songs with their friends through DS Wireless Communications.
A good DJ motivates the crowd to dance. In DJ Star, the goal is therefore to get as many people as possible onto the dance floor, and make sure they stay there. Several challenges will help players to rise above themselves. The first and most important condition of success is knowing how to mix two songs just right. This is something players learn by doing:Nintendo DS DJs prepare a mix while the audience still only hears the first song. They adjust the BPM (beats per minute) of the second song to those of the first by raising or lowering the pitch, and so on. Players get to choose from among 40 well-known hits, plus their own compositions.
The more progress DJs make in the game, the more the audience comes to expect. After a while, knowing how to mix songs will no longer be enough; professionals have to generate an atmosphere, too. In DJ Star, this is done by playing various mini-games. A good mix should be accompanied by entertaining effects, such as a spectacular light show. DJs will also need to use the microphone on their Nintendo DS or demonstrate their scratching skills in order to motivate people to dance. In other mini-games, players also have to react to their audience's wishes, sign autographs, or even dodge flying tomatoes.
Aspiring DJs who just want to perform without being judged afterwards can choose to play in 'Free mode'.
Thanks to its excellent sound quality, DJ Star can even create an atmosphere at real-life parties. All the player has to do is connect the Nintendo DS to an amplifier.
DJ Star is developed by Game Life and published by Deep Silver.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published more than 80 games since 2003, including Anno 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), Gothic 3 (co-published with JoWooD), the successful Secret Files adventure series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, the action role-playing game Sacred 2: FallenAngel (co-published with Ascaron), and the Horse Life series of horse simulations. The company's own brands Risen (Xbox 360 and PC), the new role-playing game from the Piranha Bytes team, the urban MMO 7Million, the survival/horror game Cursed Mountain (exclusive on Wii), and the multi-platform action game Ride to Hell are currently being developed. Deep Silver's own production company in Vienna opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, PC Tools, Net Nanny, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, AVG Technologies, Eleco, Mr Site, Braingame, Mindscape, Slitherine, RTL, BladeInteractive etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
About GAME LIFE
Game Life is a dynamic independent videogame publisher, willing to release games with original concept, that are simply easy and fun to play. With its quality content and worldwide IP, Game Life teams are focusing their activities on next generation console games, working hard to offer the best gaming experience to the end users.
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