Sony BMG launches music visualizer game


MUMBAI: Sony BMG Music Entertainment has released musika, a music visualizer game, on the iTunes Store for play on Apple’s fifth generation iPod.

musika is a fresh and innovative experience that creates visuals using the title of any song. Users can enjoy the imagery, or play along by pressing the center button in time with the letters in the song’s name to advance to more difficult levels displaying different visual effects. Utilizing each user’s iPod music library, this is a “one button” game for everyone.

musika was created by NanaOn-Sha president Masaya Matsuura, the creative force behind the first modern music video game ‘PaRappa the Rapper’ for the original PlayStation. The title has been developed in collaboration with Method Solutions for the iPod.

“The iPod is a device that revolutionized music and it is now poised to be a progressive gaming platform. Many years ago Apple’s tools first opened my eyes to the power of music and multimedia, so it’s exciting to release my first game for this device,” said NanaOn-Sha president Masaya Matsuura.

“musika is a natural extension of our existing relationship with the iPod and iTunes, and represents another step in our ongoing campaign to broaden our reach in the area of music-based mobile entertainment. It’s great to work with Masaya Matsuura and Method Solutions to introduce this exciting new game, and we look forward to bringing musika to iPod users worldwide via iTunes,” said Sony BMG Music Entertainment president global digital business and US sales Thomas Hesse.

musika is available for purchase through the iTunes Store for $4.99.