Halfbrick and FremantleMedia North America are proud to announce a new collaboration in mobile gaming surrounding Halfbrick’s smash-hit music management game, Band Stars. The highly popular game has just been updated to celebrate Season XIV of AMERICAN IDOL. Players can now take fictional characters inspired by the hit TV show’s budding superstars on a musical mission to form the world’s hottest band with the biggest songs.
The AMERICAN IDOL content addition to Band Stars includes six new characters based on the thousands of IDOL hopefuls who audition every year. In addition, 18 exclusive AMERICAN IDOL challenges have been added where players will be asked to complete musical tasks such as recording themed songs, completing vocal solos and increasing their rhythm and melody. The classic Band Stars gameplay has also received a star-studded transformation with a brand new recording studio and thunderous instrument skins. Each add-on is unlockable via the in-game menu.
Since its initial release in December 2013, Band Stars has been downloaded 3.5 million times worldwide, with over 55 million songs recorded by fans rocking their own bands. Players recruit musicians, 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 AMERICAN IDOL Band Stars update is currently available worldwide on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Google Play and Amazon App Store.