While rhythm gaming is poised to make a huge comeback on consoles with the impending release of Rock Band 4, it’s been alive on well on mobile devices for some time now thanks to games like SongArc. SongArc has been a popular app on Windows Phone and today it’s finally being released on iOS and Android.

If you’ve played Rock Band, Guitar Hero, or anything of the sort, you’ll be plenty familiar with how SongArc plays. Unlike the above-listed games, however, SongArc doesn’t limit you to just the rock genre, because it uses the music already on you phone. Playing to Weird Al was surprisingly difficult!

SongArc for iOS and Android will make its big debut this Friday at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, but like I said it’s available for Android and iOS right now. The game is free and contains in-app purchases, as do all games nowadays, but it’s fun!

Check out the full press release below, as well as the launch and an iOS preview.

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SXSW: Experience Music in a Whole New Way with SongArc

Download it for free on iOS, Android, and Windows tablets

AUSTIN, Texas — March 11, 2015 — Want to bring your favorite songs to life? Introducing SongArc for iOS and Android, a groundbreaking music game making its worldwide debut at South by Southwest (SXSW) later this week. Get an early start and download SongArc for free today for iOS or Android.

Unlike games such as Rock Band and Guitar Hero, SongArc isnt confined to performing rock music in your living room. With SongArc, you can play multiple styles — from hip hop and house to jazz, and even movie themes — anywhere, anytime. Look for Booth #342 at the SXSW Gaming Expo to score a meeting with the developers!

Playing a song in SongArc is easy. Simply tap the shapes as they reach the arc, which appears at the bottom of the screen. Then just follow the beat! The sophisticated Sheet Creator allows you to create your personal artistic interpretation of each song and share it with other players: For example, you can choose the difficulty level and which instruments to emphasize — and strive to capture the feeling of a particular instrument or the general mood of the piece. Whether youre out and about or lounging at home, SongArcs gameplay will bring you closer to your favorite artists and songs.

To date, SongArc has been downloaded by more than 1.6 million Windows Phone users — who have also created more than 130,000 unique Sheets.

SongArc lets you load your entire music library into the game for instant gratification, without the need for music packs. Dont have music on your smartphone or tablet? You wont be left out in the cold! Instead, youll find a wide range of licensed music to play, thanks to the Featured Artist program. Featured Artists are selected from up-and-coming bands from all over the world who write and perform music in a wide range of styles.

Andrs Velvrt, CEO of SongArc Kft: SongArc is much more than a music game. Our Featured Artists program is revolutionary — and its a surefire way for artists to grow their fan base while increasing album and concert ticket sales.

The SongArc Advisory Board includes two of our Featured Artists from the pilot program: Chris Clemence, the leader of RapScallions (an alternative rock band known for their hit songs California Brain, Got Your Love Comin and Can You Feel It), as well as Wendy Starland (award winning singer, songwriter, and producer who discovered and developed Lady Gaga). Starland was named VH1s Best Emerging Artist and was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Key Features
Incredibly addictive gameplay with expressive gestures for phones or tablets.
Play any song, anywhere: All genres welcome!
A sophisticated built-in Sheet Creator lets you create and share how you play.
An easy way for upcoming artists to grow their fan base and sell more albums.
Free content from amazing Featured Artists.
Earn trophies and go for the top spot in the online leaderboards!

Pricing & Availability
SongArc is a free-to-play title for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The game is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and most Android devices 4.1 and up (Jelly Bean).


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