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  POPULAR BAND STARS APP GETS THE ULTIMATE GLEE UPDATE
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03/27/2014
 


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AUSTRALIA, Brisbane –  27th March, 2014 - Halfbrick and Fox Digital Entertainment are proud to announce a new partnership in mobile gaming, with Halfbrick’s smash-hit music management game, Band Stars, getting the ultimate Glee update! Players can now take their favorite characters from the hit TV series on a musical mission to form the world’s hottest band with the biggest songs!

Since its initial release in December 2013, Band Stars has been downloaded over 1 million times worldwide, with over 25 million songs recorded by its dedicated players. The game features a bright and colorful art style, bursting from the screen with musical energy. Players must recruit band members, practice instruments, manage the writing and recording process then release each song to move up the local, national and international song charts. The skills of each band member increase with hard work and creativity, which leads to legions of fans, a studio decked out with the latest gear and goodies, and of course fame and fortune!

The cast of Glee is joining the action across two in-game updates. The first Glee pack includes host Will Schuester, director of the club. He presents new in-game challenges, unlockable Glee-themed instruments and the William McKinley High School recording  studio! Additional content available for in-game purchase features six iconic characters including Rachel Berry and Quinn Fabray, 18 new character challenges, a new A Cappella musical style and Believin’ lyrics.

“Halfbrick is committed to working with the best brands in entertainment and creating content that lives up to fan expectations,” said Phil Larsen, Chief Marketing Officer at Halfbrick. “Glee is a phenomenon, and we couldn’t be happier to partner with Fox Digital Entertainment for the ultimate Glee-themed mobile music mash-up!”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Halfbrick, as we've been big fans of their games for quite some time.” added Matt McMahon, Vice President, Mobile, Fox Digital Entertainment. "When we saw and played Band Stars, we knew the game was a perfect fit for Glee — fun, creative and a new way to interact with your favorite characters from the show.”

All new players who download Band Stars will find the Glee content already available.

Band Stars is available for free from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch or at  appstore.com/bandstars

Trailer:  youtu.be/zIEf8Mn6SQw

Press kit: bit.ly/1m50AGw

App Store Link:  appstore.com/bandstars

Official website: bandstars.com

For inquires, contact Phil Larsen - plarsen@halfbrick.com

 
About Halfbrick

Halfbrick is a professional game development studio based in Brisbane, Australia. Founded in 2001, it has developed many popular games across mobile and digital platforms including Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride and Colossatron. For further information, please visit halfbrick.com and follow on Twitter , YouTube and Facebook !

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About Six Foot Kid

Six Foot Kid is a new game developer based in Adelaide, South Australia. Halfbrick is an investor in the new team, which originally formed as a game development arm of The People’s Republic of Animation , and professional video and animation studio. Band Stars is their debut game.