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UK Company Provides Soundtrack For New EyeToy Music Game

Dundee, Scotland, March 28th. Interactive music specialist Jack's Hoose Music today announced it has completed work on the soundtrack for Rhythmic Star, the soon to be released videogame for the Sony PlayStation 2.

The soundtrack features 25 specially re-recorded hit tracks and includes many well known songs from some of the world's biggest artists. Jack's Hoose Music produced authentic, interactive versions of the songs allowing players to trigger music and rhythmic elements within the tracks in time to the beat.

Rhythmic Star is a brand new and unique music action game, which uses the PlayStation 2's Eye Toy camera peripheral. The game challenges up to four players to 'touch' falling stars on screen in time with the music.

Rhythmic Star combines 'live action' using the Eye Toy camera to put the player on TV, blended with bright, colourful Japanese styled cartoon action. This creates a whole new form of gaming, which is part music, part rhythm, part dance and all round fun.

The game was created and developed in Japan by Namco. It will be published in Europe by Ignition Entertainment.

Ged Grimes, the founder and Managing Director of Jack's Hoose Music, says, "The role of music in videogames is changing. Instead of being just background to the action, an increasing number of games are making music the whole focus. You can now play games where singing, dancing, interacting with or creating music is how you actually score points. These types of games are really pulling in a lot of new players who are not traditionally considered 'gamers'."

"It was a great pleasure to work with the team at Namco Japan on this innovative game," says Ged. "It's unusual for Japanese developers and publishers to outsource audio production to Europe. Our experience working with other interactive music titles such as "Amplitude" and "Pop Idol" gave us the edge that Namco Japan were looking for. Working on such a wide range of styles and genres always presents a unique challenge but we are delighted with the end result. Rhythmic Star is a huge amount of fun to play and should appeal to everyone who loves music and gaming"


Notes To Editors:

About Jack's Hoose Music

Jack's Hoose Music is an independent music production company providing superb quality digital audio content for all types of interactive media. Our diverse range of clients include:

Computer Games Developers and Publishers

Film Producers and Directors

Record Labels

TV Production Companies

New and Established Recording Artists

Radio Producers

Web Developers

Advertising Agencies

And more...

The company was founded by Scottish composer and producer, Ged Grimes. Ged is a highly respected figure in today's recording industry and has been writing, producing and performing music for over 20 years. The company has worked with a wide range of clients from across the worlds of interactive entertainment and broadcast media including the BBC, ITV, Warner Brothers, Namco, SCEA, BMG, RCA, Universal Pictures, Virgin and Infogrames US. For more information visit: www.jackshoosemusic.com


Ignition Entertainment Limited is a privately owned software developer and publisher. Ignition was created by a core team of gaming industry veterans with the purpose of building upon their successful track record within the international games industry, and to bring a fresh new approach to both the development and distribution of original gaming product. You can find more information about IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED at http://www.ignitionent.com


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Brian Baglow


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Brian Baglow - MD - Indoctrimat Ltd.

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