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Los Angeles & Burbank, Calif—August 4, 2011 -- Tapulous and Fox Digital Entertainment today announced their Tap Tap Glee App for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. Tap Tap Glee combines the finger tapping action of the Tap Tap Revenge franchise with the beloved music from Fox’s genre-defining, award-winning television series, “Glee”.
Music available for the app includes the “Glee” cast’s rendition of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin’”, the show’s biggest hit with more than one million downloads to date via iTunes, and “My Cup,” from the season two finale. An additional 50 tracks from the vast library of “Glee” songs are available through In-App Purchase. Tracks range from pop to classic rock to show tunes, and new promo tracks will be released daily.
Tap Tap Glee includes a host of special features created just for GleeKs. For example, fans can connect to a "GleeKs vs. Jocks" Facebook wall, and for the first time in a Tap Tap game, click on a friend’s profile and “slushy” them by posting to their Facebook wall. The app will also include exclusive video from Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, which opens in theaters across the UK on 19 th August 2011.
“There has never been an artist-branded Tap Tap game with the breadth of music, features and social media integration that Tap Tap Glee has, and that really speaks to the unique premise of the show and its music,” said Tim O’Brien, VP of Business Development and Marketing for Disney Mobile. “This game brings together two of the most popular franchises in music to create a must-have gaming experience for all GleeKs.”
“Tap Tap Glee is the most recent example of our efforts to deliver amazing experiences to fans of our content on emerging platforms,” said Matt McMahon, VP of Mobile for Fox Digital Entertainment. “The combination of these two incredibly popular brands has produced a fantastic game and another way for ‘Glee’ fans to interact with their favorite music while they’re on the go.”
Features of the Tap Tap Glee App include:
Three included tracks: “Don’t Stop Believin," as well as Glee cast originals “Hell To The No” and “My Cup.”
An additional 50 "Glee" tracks available through In-App Purchase.
Continuous music updates: Download daily song promotions and purchase new music bundles every Tuesday.
GleeKs vs. Jocks Facebook Wall: Connect to the GleeK vs. Jocks Facebook wall, and choose to be either a GleeK or a Jock. Click on a friend’s profile and “slushy” them by posting to their Facebook wall.
McKinley High Yearbook: Character bios, quotes and photos from "Glee" cast members.
Video Gallery: Exclusive video from Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Live Tweet Wall: See up to the second tweets for all things #Glee
The launch of Tap Tap Glee on the App Store coincides with the theatrical release of Glee: The 3D Concert Movie in theaters across the UK on 19 th August 2011, with additional content updates expected around the launch of the third season of “Glee” on Fox.
The Tap Tap Glee App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore .
Disney Mobile’s Palo Alto based Tapulous studio creates top-selling music and social apps including Tap Tap Revenge, which is one of the most successful gaming franchises on the iPhone platform. Disney Mobile, a division of the Disney Interactive Media Group, is a leading mobile game and entertainment provider, reaching more than one out of every three iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Disney branded apps, including platinum titles Disney Fairies Fly, Jelly Car 2, and Toy Story 3, bring the magic of Disney stories and characters to life in new ways on mobile devices.
About Fox Digital Entertainment
Fox Digital Entertainment (FDE) is the digital arm of 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment (FFE) and serves as a licensor of the studio’s entire catalogue of film and television content for the digital space. FDE currently leverages intellectual property from FFE across a number of digital platforms, including Apple’s iPad and iPhone; Samsung’s Galaxy range of smart phones and tablets; RIM’s Blackberry products; and multiple Android-powered devices, among others. In addition, FDE partners with leading application and game developers – including Rovio, Chillingo, EA Mobile, Gameloft, Glu and Smule – to create some of the industry’s most popular apps and games, including "Glee Karaoke," which was the #1 Top Paid iPad Music App of 2010. Most recently, FDE partnered with Rovio in April 2011 to create the wildly popular Angry Birds RIO, which has been downloaded more than 60 million times and hit #1 on multiple app stores in more than 70 countries. Other popular applications produced by the group include "The Simpsons Arcade", "Family Guy Time Warped”, "James Cameron's Avatar" and "Predators”.
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Claire Stocks- Wilson