For Immediate Release
Tokyo, Japan– March 17, 2009– GEM Impact, Inc. announced today Norihiko Hibino’s involvement with Prescription for Sleep, an iPhone and iPod Touch application that aims to alleviate the stresses of the day and help users relax and prepare for bed. The application is a collaboration between Norihiko Hibino’s newly created Hibino Sound Therapy Lab and producer Marc Cellucci from Mission One, LLC. It features soothing visuals and accompanying melodies composed by Norihiko Hibino and performed by a small ensemble of live players. Each piece has been meticulously crafted to aid in sleep, with a measured pace and inaudible frequencies that replicate sounds heard in nature. Prescription for Sleep has soared to the number two spot in the health and fitness category in Japan, and is now available in the United States.
“I have been interested in the therapeutic applications of music for quite some time now,” notes Hibino.“Creating this music was a meticulous but rewarding experience, and I hope that people around the world are able to appreciate music for more than entertainment purposes through applications like Prescription for Sleep.”
Prescription for Sleep is available on the iTunes App Store for $2.99 USD, and is compatible with both the iPhone and iPod Touch. It was released globally on March 10, 2009, and is available in both Japanese and English.
About GEM Impact
Founded in 2005 by award-winning composer Norihiko Hibino, GEM Impact has emphasized a worldwide approach focusing on high-quality electronic music augmented with live performances. With three accomplished composers on staff, GEM Impact has provided audio solutions for numerous games, anime, and web projects, including the Metal Gear Solid series, Yakuza 2, Commando 3, 1942: Joint Strike, Beatmania, and Ninja Blade. For more information on GEM Impact, please visit www.gem-impact.com.
About Mission One
Mission One is a Tokyo-based game development and localization company. Founded in June 2008 by video game veteran Marc Cellucci, Mission One strives to be a company that brings the Japanese sense of design and content to a worldwide market, while combining the best aspects of global game development under one roof. For more information on Mission One, please visit www.mission-one.jp.
For more information, contact:
Jayson Napolitano, GEM Impact, Inc.