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  SXSW: Experience Music in a Whole New Way with SongArc
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03/12/2015
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 isn’t 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 you’re out and about or lounging at home, SongArc’s 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. Don’t have music on your smartphone or tablet? You won’t be left out in the cold! Instead, you’ll 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.

András Velvárt, CEO of SongArc Kft: “ SongArc is much more than a music game. Our ‘Featured Artists’ program is revolutionary -- and it’s 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 VH1’s “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).

iOS

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/songarc/id949196235?ls=1&mt=8

Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.songarc.songarc

Windows Phone

http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=e03d0342-1fb6-45bc-bea9-5ea10c36da0d

Windows tablets

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/songarc/811aa28a-3958-43b1-ac5a-3eaa9a086dd3

Assets

Trailer

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2j1RAMMBg

Download

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/trailer_SongArc.zip

iOS Preview

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiW53nwIt0I&feature=youtu.be

Download

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/iOS_preview_SongArc.zip

Screenshots & Logo

IMGUR

http://imgur.com/a/fjFs7

Download

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/screenshots_SongArc.zip

Social Media

Facebook: www.facebook.com/songarcgame

Twitter: www.twitter.com/songarcgame

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/songarc

About SongArc Kft.

SongArc is the premier game from Budapest’s SongArc Kft, which was formed in July 2014 with an investment from Traction Tribe. Its founders include András Velvárt, a seven-year Microsoft MVP award recipient -- along with Ádám Kapos and Dávid Kiss, 3rd place winners of Imagine Cup 2012. To learn more about SongArc Kft, please visit http://www.songarc.net .

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Media Contact

Luis Levy

Co-Conspirator

Novy PR for SongArc Kft.

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