31. März 2010


From blabbermouth.net

Two-time Grammy-winning rock band LINKIN PARK has announced the upcoming release of "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!", a groundbreaking game app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

The trailer for the game can be viewed below.

For more information (screen shots, overview, etc), click here.

Production on "Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!" began more than a year ago, when LINKIN PARK partnered with game developer Artificial Life, Inc. to create a heightened app experience for music fans and gamers alike. The result is the first-ever massively multi-player app to be designed around a music artist. The band (who appear as characters in the game) was intimately involved in every aspect of the game: storylines, gameplay, character design and music.

"It was a unique experience to work with LINKIN PARK to create one of the most innovative mobile gaming experiences to date," says Artificial Life CEO, Eberhard Schoneburg. "Our close co-operation with the band has led to a cool and fun game play, a great design and a groundbreaking app that pushes the limits of the iPhone gaming experience and sets new standards for music-based games. Throughout production the band worked closely with our designers, intimately contributing to the creative process for character designs, in-game artwork, mission structure and, of course, the music in the game! 8-Bit Rebellion helps fans get closer to the band by drawing them into the virtual world that they have helped to create as well as providing their global fan base with an exciting community experience. It's a must for all LINKIN PARK fans."

"The collaborative process with Artificial Life was exceptional," says LINKIN PARK vocalist Mike Shinoda, who worked with the game company to design the characters and score the game. "They were able to turn my sketches and our creative ideas into a living, breathing world that we think gamers will thoroughly enjoy. This game is not just made for LINKIN PARK fans — anyone will be able to play and enjoy 8-Bit Rebellion'. My bandmates and I grew up playing games like 'Metroid', 'Donkey Kong', 'Zelda', 'Space Invaders', 'Mega Man' and 'Rygar'. We wanted this game to have the feel of a vintage game, and a big part of it was the music."

For more go to Joehahn.org