CARLSBAD, California -- February 9, 2010 -- Alternative Rock band Angels & Airwaves ( http://www.angelsandairwaves.com) will provide an exclusive remix for the launch of Appy Entertainment’s Tune Runner ( www.appytunerunner.com), a new kind of music game debuting later this month for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch.
Tune Runner is a cheerful and easy-to-play music game where every song in your iTunes library creates a unique level to compete with other players worldwide. No special music is needed to play the game, but Appy still wanted an original song to introduce players to Tune Runner.
“Angels & Airwaves is the perfect Tune Runner band,” said Appy Entertainment Brand Director Paul O’Connor. “Their music is upbeat and energetic, exactly complimenting the on-the-go fun of our game.”
A custom remix of “Hallucinations,” the first single from Angels & Airwaves forthcoming album, LOVE, will headline Tune Runner. LOVE is being released for free on Valentines Day, and will be available both on the band's website, www.angelsandairwaves.com, and through a unique new Facebook app.
"We love the idea of people being able to experience our music in new ways," said Tom DeLonge of Angels & Airwaves. "As a band, we believe that music is about more than just listening, and Tune Runner gives people a great new way to interact with the music. We're excited to be a part of this game right from the beginning."
“Tune Runner is a new kind of music game,” said Appy Entertainment CEO Chris Ulm. “Through Tune Runner competition, players discover and share their love of music. By featuring Angels & Airwaves in our release of Tune Runner, we will not only introduce our game to the band’s many fans, we will also give Angels & Airwaves a platform to reach gamers world-wide.”
“We’re over the moon about this partnership with Angels & Airwaves,” said Appy Project Director, Emmanuel Valdez. “Unlike other music games, players don’t have to purchase special tracks to play Tune Runner. For players without a lot of music, ‘Hallucinations’ will provide an immediate level to play, while for players with big iTunes music libraries, the Angels & Airwaves track will be icing on the cake. Angels & Airwaves fans will be excited to interact with their favorite music in a new way, and we’ve even created a custom background for Angels & Airwaves levels inside Tune Runner.”
Tune Runner is scheduled for February release, and will be a free download in Apple’s App Store. Angels & Airwaves new album, LOVE, will be released on February 14.
Angels and Airwaves
About Appy Entertainment: Born on Halloween 2008, Appy Entertainment makes original games with a personal twist for Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Founded by executives from the video game industry, the Appy team are long-time entertainment industry veterans whose members have co-founded studios in the publishing and video game industries including High Moon Studios, now an internal development studio for Activision-Blizzard.
About Angels & Airwaves: Angels and Airwaves consists of Tom DeLonge (also of blink-182), David Kennedy, Atom Willard, and Matt Wachter. Prior to LOVE, the band has released two studio albums, We Don’t Need to Whisper and I-Empire, both of which rocketed into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 charts. To date, they have sold more than 2 million albums worldwide. Both albums had Top 5 singles that were major radio hits and mainstays at modern rock stations like KROQ in Los Angeles. Their songs are widely seen as a reflection of pop culture and have been used liberally in TV shows such as Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, The Hills and Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground.
About Tune Runner: Tune Runner is a music game for Apple’s iPhone that turns every song in the player’s iTunes library into a unique game level. Players compete for supremacy on world-wide leader boards for any song they desire. With colorful backgrounds, engaging play, and levels limited only by the size of your music library, Tune Runner is the music game for everyone.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Screen shots, videos, and frequently asked questions for Tune Runner will be online at www.appytunerunner.com. For additional information visit Appy’s development blog at http://goldenboat.wordpress.com/. Visit Appy Entertainment on the web at www.appyentertainment.com. Visit Angels & Airwaves at http://www.angelsandairwaves.com. Appy and the Appy logo are trademarks of Appy Entertainment, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.