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.
We thought there would be some interest in news that iPhone application Tap Tap Revenge’s latest update (shipped last night) now offers multiplayer support.
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.
The application – a bespoke version of the widely-downloaded (2 million+) music game – features 16 tracks from the band’s albums, ‘Slip’ and ‘Ghosts I-IV’.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading →