Minneapolis, Minnesota – May 16, 2012 – Toss out everything you know about music games and get stoked for something completely fresh. Zivix LLC and has created a suite of music manipulation and improvisation with JAM Live Music Arcade , available now on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation® Network for 800 Microsoft Points and $9.99 respectively. Published by Reverb Publishing and 505 Games, JAM Live Music Arcade sets itself apart from the rest by taking 32 familiar songs from top artists across a wide variety of styles and allowes users to remake them on the fly. Reimaging the work of Owl City, Modest Mouse, Atmosphere and more, JAM Live Music Arcade is a truly different experience.
Be sure to check out the launch trailer here: http://youtu.be/jeqldm7rTJs
“It’s certainly one thing to feel like a rockstar, but to define your own sound as it happens is an unparalleled experience in music gaming. When we found out how to best make it work, it felt like a revelation; the kick in the pants the genre needed,” said Chad Koehler, vice president of Zivix. “Creating music becomes intrinsic and refreshing, and I can’t wait to hear the mixes people jam together. The possibilities are almost endless.”
JAM Live Music Arcade is a completely new approach to the music genre with a real-time live music sandbox “JAM Mode” that allows the player to immediately build and customize their very own tunes, as well as a bonus “Arcade Challenge Mode” that plays similar to traditional music games. Starting with any one of the 30+ licensed songs featured in the game (including hits from Modest Mouse, Fallout Boy, Fatboy Slim, Owl City, Rise Against, Atmosphere and more), players jam with and remix all aspects of the song – guitar, bass, drums, synth and vocals – to experiment with the song and re-create it to their own personality. All of this is done with any one of the numerous compatible guitar gaming peripherals – the entire band is in your hands! Accessible and easy to get started, yet deep and almost endless to master, everyone can touch real music across a broad range of sonic tastes. JAM Live Music Arcade offers an immersive level of musical interaction that’s inspiring, powerful and contagious.
JAM Live Music Arcade joins Reverb Publishing’s growing roster of titles, which includes the massively successful Dungeon Defenders, as well as the upcoming Sanctum 2, Primal Carnage, Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad, Black Knight Sword and much more. For more information about the game, please visit www.jamlivemusicarcade.com. Also, be sure to visit https://www.facebook.com/JamLiveMusicArcade and ‘Like’ the page for a chance to win lots of great prizes. For more information about Zivix LLC, please visit www.zivix.net. For more information about Reverb Publishing and its initiatives, please visit www.reverbpublishing.com.
Zivix, LLC combines innovation, technology and entertainment through gaming software and music peripherals. Based in Minneapolis, MN Zivix is an entertainment software developer and publisher that has also created a patented finger-sensing technology that enables a new generation of digital guitars. Our core mission is to combine the experience of playing an instrument and real musical interaction through accessible, fun and rewarding products for everyone.
About Reverb Publishing:
Founded in 2010, Reverb Publishing offers digital publishing to independent game developers on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Wiiware, PC, iOS and Droid, by combining production and business development support paired with the proven public relations and marketing agency expertise from its parent company, Reverb Communications. Reverb Publishing’s unique business model is form fitted for studios, ensuring that they receive the majority of the game’s revenue and maintain ownership of their titles while Reverb handles all the non-developmental tasks including production support, navigating QA, and preparing for product submission.
The PR veterans at Reverb Communications have worked on recognizable brands like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, The Beatles: Rock Band, Dance Central, Star Trek Online, as well as stellar digital titles like Battle Slots, Army of Darkness, BloodRayne: Betrayal, Kung Fu LIVE and the critically-acclaimed Dungeon Defenders.
For more information about Reverb Publishing, please visit www.reverbpublishing.com.
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