Riddim Ribbon is the hot new music game from the people who gave us Tapulous. Take a look at the game play, we think it will be a success.
Tapulous has been big news recently, with last week’s release of two fresh titles in the Tap Tap family and continued music industry interest in harnessing the power of the iPhone to connect artists with fans, and company CEO Bart Decrem holds even bigger plans for 2009.
Next year the company will upgrade the free version of its application, Tap Tap Revenge. The new game will offer support for upgrade packs, selling music to gamers from independent and major labels. The company hopes to release a new upgrade pack each month subsequent to the release of version two.
Tapulous is serious in its strategy to link-up with musicians and labels for numerous generations of its hugely popular Tap Tap Revenge for the iPhone, following news of yesterday’s link-up with EMI with the announcement of a special Christmas version of the game, featuring music from Weezer.
Christmas With Weezer is available now and costs £2.99 (UK), $4.99 (US). It shares the same gaming engine as Tap Tap Dance, and is especially made for holiday season.
In further extension of the music and iPhone paradigm, Tapulous today announced its Tap Tap Dance game is now available on the Apple App Store.
Tap Tap Dance goes beyond Tap Tap Revenge – the most downloaded free game through the App Store – delivering richer graphics, new lighting effects, more sophisticated game play features, and dance tracks from artists including The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, Digitalism, Moby and more.
RjDJ is getting big pop over at the App Store, it’s a fascinating application which sucks sounds in from the world around you using the iPhone’s microphone, and then mixes and tweaks those real sounds in lots of ways to create a unique, slightly tripped-out listening experience. Kind of like drinking lager on pain-killers (probably), but nowhere near as dangerous (probably).
Developer Tapulous has introduced online multiplayer gaming support over WiFi or 3G, so now players can take on their mates.
In related news, a TechCrunch report claims the developers have sold “tens of thousands” of copies of the Trent Reznor-supported Nine Inch Nails version of the game and revealed that they have achieved three million users across all their applications.
You can pick up the updated version of the hugely popular music game here.
The promised Nine Inch Nails special version of iPhone game, Tap Tap Revenge reached the Apple iTunes App Store today.
Nine Inch Nails front man, Trent Reznor, continues to experiment with new digital distribution ideas (as noted here and here, for example), and this is the first time an artist of the scale of this has made a music-based deal with Tapulous.
Naturally, the game also offers a unique theme with unlockable tracks. It costs $4.99, or the original version of Tap Tap Revenge (sans Nine Inch Nails, but with other tracks) is free.
It is worth noting that the game isn’t at this point available in the UK.
Nine Inch Nails continue to explore the digital frontier, reaching a deal this week with Tapulous, the people behind iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge, which will see a Nine Inch Nails premium version of the game appear some time next month.
TechCrunch has the skinny on the story, claiming the application will include a NIN-centric theme, as well as over a dozen of the band’s songs from its last two albums. The partnership is among the first to bring licensed content to an iPhone application, and will likely prompt a wave of similar deals.
With over one million downloads, free iPhone app Tap Tap Revenge has attracted a whole lot of attention as pundits ponder what the game developer will do next to leverage that share – and the future seems to include free music and advertising.
Released Friday,Tap Tap Revenge 1.2 contains the option to download new songs – one from Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, ‘Fire’, a track taken from ‘Repentance’, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s new album.
The other track is an exclusive promo affair from Everlast, who are offering their new track, ‘Stone In My Hand’ from upcoming album, ‘Love, War and the Ghost of Whitey Ford’, for free exclusively through the game.