Dundee - Thursday, 12th March 2009 - Tag Games has today revealed details about the exclusive soundtrack to its biggest and most ambitious title to date, the highly anticipated iPhone iteration of flagship series, Car Jack Streets. Previous versions of the vehicle based crime game have garnered a massive following from mobile fans worldwide and scooped consistent rave reviews across the print and online gaming press.
The forthcoming iPhone version looks set to raise the bar considerably. Boasting stylish comic book 2.5D graphics, an accurate day/night cycle, real-time missions, over 80 minutes of new music and radio chatter, online ranking boards and much more!.
However all this would be rather wasted without a killer soundtrack pumping in the background. Well there is no need to fear for Car Jack Streets boasts 24 unique tracks from 16 of the music worlds best kept secrets! Supporting this new talent, the game allows players to sample, purchase and rate their favourite tracks directvia iTunes.
Among the artists featured in the game via in car radio are west coast hip hop wordsmith Atom tha Immortal, Laurelyn Carter the 16 year old country music star who’s been tipped as country music’s‘next big thing’, dance music mentalist Red Shirt Theory plus The Amateurs, Kyoshi and The Officers all of whom have all been tipped for greatness by the music press.
Mark Slater, of the massively popular UK indie outfit and current Myspace heroes, The Snowbyrds said:“We’re delighted that Tag games have chosen to feature our song 'Riot” in Car Jack Streets. The iPhone version looks fantastic and our song will fit brilliantly with the games chaotic atmosphere. This is a fantastic chance to have our song heard by hundreds of thousands of people!”
Paul Farley, managing director of Tag Games said:“When contemplating the soundtrack for Car Jack Streets, we thought about adding links to iTunes so players could download the tracks for their personal music library but then thought it would be the perfect opportunity for some outstanding unsigned talent to get noticed. The best new games console, the best game-play and the best emerging musical talent. It’s the perfect combination!”
Car Jack Streets will be available from late March 2009 via the App Store, but before then, keep your eyes and ears open for bonus content coming soon, including exclusive developer video diaries, trailers and game-play footage, plus the re-launch of official game site www.carjackstreets.com
The artist list in full:
Atom tha Immortal - www.atomthaimmortal.com
Butch Baker - http://www.mp3.com/artist/butch-baker/summary
Digital Juggernaut - http://www.mp3unsigned.com/digitaljuggernaut.asp
Druu - www.myspace.com/druu
Eclipse - www.mp3unsigned.com/eclipse.asp
Esteban - www.myspace.com/estabanuk
Kyoshi - www.myspace.com/kyoshimusic
Laurelyn Carter - www.laurelyn.com
MD1-Project - www.rickymancini.co.uk
Not My Day - www.notmyday.co.uk
Red Shirt Theory - www.myspace.com/theredshirt
Smudge - www.myspace.com/smudgesuck
Soma High - www.myspace.com/somahigh
The Amateurs - www.theamateurs.co.uk
The Officers - www.myspace.com/theofficers
The Snowbyrds - www.myspace.com/snowbyrdsuk
For press information, assets or promotional download codes for Car Jack Streets, please contact:
Managing Director, Ink Media
t: +44 (0)131 557 2183
m: +44 (0)7525358281
Managing Director, Tag Games
t: +44 (0)1382 220 925
m: +44 (0)7824 614 105
About Tag Games
Tag Games is an independent game development studio and publisher based in Dundee, Scotland. Formed in 2006 Tag has quickly established itself as a leader in the creation of games for mobile platforms.
After earning critical acclaim with their launch title Dead Water Tag have since successfully released 11 mobile games across a varietyof genres and supporting a wide number of mobile technologies including iPhone, Android, J2ME, BREW, Blackberry in addition to Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.
Tag’s reputation for flexibility, innovation and delivery is second to none, successfully balancing the creation of original IP alongside development of licensed and commission titles. Tag Games partners include Connect2Media, I-play, Big Fish Games, GlobalFun, Red Kite Animation and Sandlot Games.
During 2009 Tag Games has become one of the first big name mobile game studios to begin development of a range of titles exclusively for the Google Android operating system, one of only a small handful of companies doing so in the UK.