June 3, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] New York, NY - Primary Wave Music, one of the world's largest music publishers, is set to release a new iPhone game based on the classic hit "Walking On Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves. The game features the exclusive premier of a newly recorded version of "Walking On Sunshine" by the famed South African Soweto Gospel Choir. It will be available for purchase on the iPhone in May for 99 cents and a free demo flashed-based version is available on the Primary Wave Games website.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of "Walking On Sunshine" - a song that took the pop world by storm on the airwaves, becoming a top ten song on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985. Lead guitarist and songwriter Kimberley Rew collaborated with the Grammy award winning Soweto Gospel Choir on the newly recorded African-inspired version of the song, which will make its premiere in this game. The Soweto Gospel Choir has recorded with an impressive array of artists including Robert Plant, Queen, Peter Gabriel, Bono and Paul Simon.
At its core, the game's concept has an environmental angle. Gray clouds have covered the sky and prevented the sunlight from breaking through. Slowly, all the beauty and life is fading from The Earth. In order to complete each level, players must swipe away clouds to reveal the sun behind. By collecting sunlight (kilowatts) players help replenish and re-grow the beauty and vitality of four distinct climates of Earth.
California artist Nathan J. Crow designed the game graphics. The game includes Facebook connectivity allowing players to share scores with friends. The levels feature unlockable content which reveal exclusive album covers, photos and sketches from Katrina and The Waves.
"Walking on Sunshine" marks the second release from Primary Wave Games, a division under Primary Wave Music responsible for creating games and apps based on the company's artists and catalogs.
* Featuring the world premiere of the Soweto Gospel Choir's cover of "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and The Waves
* Beautiful graphics by Nathan J Crow
* Procedurally-generated patterns for infinite replay
* Show off your score on Facebook or our online Leaderboard
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* 19.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Walking On Sunshine 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Primary Wave is one of the largest independent music publishers and music marketers in the world. It is a global music company that markets its unique repertoire, which includes an interest in the Beatles songs written by John Lennon, the catalogs of Kurt Cobain/Nirvana, Steven Tyler/Aerosmith, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Robert Lamm, Jimmy Pankow, and Lee Loughnane of the band Chicago, Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire), Steve Earle, Lamont Dozier, Daniel Johnston, Holly Knight, Sara and Janna Allen, Justin Furstenfeld/Blue October, Six Degrees, Marvin Hamlisch, The Matrix music production team, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and approximately 3,000 titles from a major film music publishing catalog as well as a 50% interest in the original music company Think Music, a joint venture with Pulse Music. Copyright (C) 2010 Primary Wave. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.