August 1, 2013 - New York, NY – GameChanger today released the updated GameChanger World mobile boardwalk, along with the first three games in an impressive lineup of artist-to-fan powered experiences. GameChanger is a new discovery platform – a collection of awesome iOS and Android video games - founded by John D’Esposito and built in partnership with some of today’s top musicians to better connect with their fan base and compete in today’s ever-changing interactive industry.
“Back when I was a teenager, I would spend $18.00 for a CD. When I got home from the record store, the first thing I would do is spend an hour reading the cover, learning as much as possible about the artist. Today, that experience has been disconnected,” said John D’Esposito, GameChanger Founder and CEO. “GameChanger World seeks to fix a broken business model, and we know the right artists to do it.”
The GameChanger World app is now available for iOS and Android mobile devices through the iTunes App Store and Google Play. New games and apps will be released each week throughout the year, including everything from endless runners and beat-em-ups, to puzzlers and ARG experiences, and all beginning with this kickass August lineup…
August 1 (the first three games are live now!):
Forever the Sickest Kids ( Master Blaster Runner 3000) - Take control of Jonathan, Caleb, Austin and Kyle on their never-ending rooftop runner! Collect music notes to unlock cool upgrades and keep the music going! Jump high and wide but avoid those pesky construction equipment.
T. Mills ( Trailin’ Travis) - An endless runner set in the streets of Riverside, CA, where rabid fan-girls are chasing you, T. Mills, thrillionaire playboy. You collect coins and high-flying brownies while jumping, ducking and swerving to avoid roadblocks.
Allstar Weekend ( Restaurant) - Help Zach, Cameron and Mike satisfy their insatiable hunger for nachos, burritos and tacos, but watch out for those hot peppers! Catch flying food like a ninja, grab power-ups like soda and energy drinks, and get higher scores!
August 8: Mayday Parade ( Face Off ) - Take control of the guys from Mayday Parade and fight your way through endless waves of faceless men – all teeming with a taste for the souls of Derek, Jeremy, Alex, Jake, and Brooks. Use various weapons to tear apart the mindless droves while combing the zones for soul jars to advance in Mayday Parade's quest to exterminate the faceless from the planet.
August 15: Hopsin ( Skate Madness ) – No skateboarding allowed! Say's who? Well, apparently the natives are restless when Hopsin tries to find a nice peaceful jungle to skate in. Help him escape the evil monkeys and snag up some fruit snacks on the way to unlock new abilities!
August 22: Senses Fail ( Grindcore ) – It's time to grab your board and hit the pavement with your favorite post-hardcore rock stars! Join Buddy, Matt, Dan and Zack and unleash your best tricks and sickest jumps in this skateboarding platformer that will always keep you trying to beat your highest score!
August 29: Miss May I ( Rumble ) - Brawl your way through an onslaught of endless enemies determined to stop the rock! Pick your favorite MMI member and earn points to upgrade your skills and become the toughest brawler around!
GameChanger World is an artist-to-fan mobile gaming platform built by music industry veterans in partnership with artists you can’t get enough of. Fans will have access 24/7, 365 to some of today's hottest musicians. Artist-designed games, powered by GameChanger, deliver addictive playtime, rewards and real-world prizes like exclusive artwork, gear and experiences with the musicians themselves.
This year, more games are on the way from Mod Sun ( Trippy Hippy), Bayside ( Blitz), My Ticket Home ( Mutant Teenage Homicide), Breathe Carolina ( Savages), Crown the Empire ( The Fallout), We Came As Romans ( One True Hope), Paradise Fears ( Road Warriors), Palisades ( Outcasts), New Found Glory ( New Food Glory), Capture the Crown (Fight 'til Death), Circa Survive ( Barricade Bouncer), GameChanger’s own Golf Cart Derby, and a crazy interactive photo booth from professional partier, Andrew W.K. ( Party Hard).
To become a fan and get more information, please visit:
Download the GameChanger press kit (fact sheet and logos): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/94193692/gamechanger_world.zip
Download art assets for the first three games (logos and screenshots):
- T. Mills ( Trailin' Travis): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/94193692/tmills_trailin-travis.zip
- Allstar Weekend ( Restaurant): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/94193692/asw_restaurant.zip
- Forever the Sickest Kids ( Master Blaster 3000): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/94193692/ftsk_master-blaster-3000.zip
Media should contact our PR team for review codes, reader giveaways, and interviews with the artists, D’Espositio and/or the development team.
Kate Lollar, GameChanger; firstname.lastname@example.org, (901) 674-6443
Maria C. Malta, PFA Media; email@example.com, 212-334-6116