Ratloop Asia Signs Indie Band New World Revolution to Dish Out Exclusive Music for Video Game Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

In-Game Opening Cinematic Featuring Song “Robot” Available For Download Here

Los Angeles, CA – September 7, 2011- Ratloop Asia, an independent publisher and developer of high quality, innovative games for the hardcore audience, today announced it has signed  Los Angeles based indie rock band New World Revolution to provide in-game music for cinematic platform adventure title Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken . Perfectly orchestrated to unlockable music videos and cut-scenes, the exclusive tracks from New World Revolution artistically unveil the untold story of main character Hardboiled Chicken, and expose the truth behind the evil penguin regime that Hardboiled sets out to destroy.

“Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken delivers a brand new fusion of gaming and music that I hope will expand and grow the cinematic platform genre,” said Sian Yue Tan, Producer / Studio Head, Ratloop Asia.  “Herwig is my friend and I’m a fan of his music. The music and lyrics complement the game so well, it’s as if they were written for Rocketbirds. Together they add a unique vibe to the cinematics, the art and the gameplay."

New World Revolution, led by artist Herwig Maurer, has commonly been tagged as an “esoteric science-fiction rock” band that is unlike typical modern rock.  The band is known for incorporating new electronic sounds with classic trend setting musical riffs that deliver political, utopian lyrical messages. Having been called a modern-day version of Pink Floyd, New World Revolution has carved out a distinguished space for itself among the sea of indie rock bands. 

"When Ratloop approached me about Rocketbirds, I was amazed at how flawlessly the NWR sound integrated into the game,” said Herwig Maurer, New World Revolution. “Having taken it a step further with customized material, I am very excited and proud about the final product.  Music, game and story blend perfectly into a larger whole, a match made in heaven; I am honored to be on board!"

New World Revolution In-Game Tracks:

  • “Robot” – featured in game Opening Cinematic, download here
  • “Robot (Instrumental Mix)”
  • “Once I Was Lost” (Rocketbirds Theme)”
  • “Once I Was Lost (Remix)”
  • “Double Agents”
  • “Double Agents (Sofa Surfers Remix)”
  • “Illuminate Me”
  • “Lost”
  • “The One”
  • “Stars & Snakes”
  • “The Holy Ones”
  • “Listen to the Waves”

“Once I was Lost” was written exclusively for Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken to further illuminate Hardboiled’s point of view.  New World Revolution collaborated on some of the songs with super star mixer Sean Beavan, who’s worked with NIN, Marilyn Manson and A Perfect Scale. The entire New World Revolution “Rocketbirds Soundtrack” will be available on iTunes this October simultaneously when the game launches.

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken builds upon the critically acclaimed browser-based game Rocketbirds: Revolution! and expands the Rocketbirds universe with new characters, missions, puzzles, exclusive music videos, retro cut scenes and more. Set in Albatropolis, a land full of birds taken over by a totalitarian penguin regime, Hardboiled Chicken, the original Coq of War, must assassinate the evil penguin leader Putzki.  His mission will unlock the secrets to his mysterious, hard boiled past and uncover the real enemies of Albatropolis.  In single-player mode, take on the role of Hardboiled Chicken and destroy your enemies with a slew of weapons you collect and unlock in each chapter. Master fowl play in the co-op campaign as a pair of Budgie commandos on a mission to save the general’s daughter.  Many lives will be destroyed, countless penguins will die, and an astonishing past will be unveiled through a series of unlockable cut scenes and videos.  

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken will launch exclusively on PlayStation®Network this October.  Pricing and launch date will be revealed at a later date. For more information about Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, please visit: http://www.rocketbirds.com/hardboiledchicken.

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About Ratloop Asia

Ratloop Inc. is a US based Independent game studio that has created innovative entertainment products since 1997. Ratloop Asia Pte Ltd was incorporated to support a development team based in Singapore to work on Rocketbirds, a new brand of titles. No stranger to independent games Development, Ratloop and Ratloop Asia have been awarded

Independent Games Festival (IGF) nominations for their games for the last three consecutive years: Mightier, an autorigging puzzler game received a finalist nomination for the game Innovation Award at IGF 2009; in 2010, Rocketbirds: Revolution! received three finalist nominations for Excellence in Audio, Excellence in Visual Art and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. This year, Ratloop Inc. won the Best Mobile Game category at the IGF 2011 for their ios game, Helsing’s Fire. The team has finally come together at Ratloop Asia in Singapore, which is set to release Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, the second installment in the Rocketbirds franchise, on PlayStation®Network in October 2011.  

All songs written by Herwig Maurer and published by Android Intelligence Agency, BMI.

 

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