Animoca Brands launches “Groove Planet” music game for Android
Chart-topping rhythm music game launches on Google Play
Hong Kong: March 10, 2016 – Music lovers, the wait is over: Animoca Brands (ASX: AB1) announces the release of the highly anticipated Android™ version of Groove Planet, the acclaimed mobile rhythm game that plays your music, analyzes each track, and uses the characteristics of each song to provide a unique music-based experience. Groove Planet is available now free of charge on Google Play™ for all Android devices, joining the already available version on the App Store℠ for iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®.
Groove Planet for Apple devices received broad popular acclaim, reaching the #1 rank on the App Store no fewer than 55 times, and appearing on the Top 10 charts several hundred times. Critical reception was strong, with TouchArcade rating the game 4.5 out of 5 stars and calling it “pretty outstanding” and “clearly made by people with a deep love and understanding of music”. TouchArcade went on to include Groove Planet in its list of all the best apps released in 2015.
Cult of Mac named the game an Awesome App of the Week and also one of the Best New Games in December 2015, describing it as “one of the most original and fun iOS games” and “insanely addictive.” Many other reviews, ranging from Italian to Vietnamese, have expressed strong praise for the game.
Thanks to the launch of the Android version, Groove Planet will reach even more users all over the world with its unique and stylish brand of rhythm and clicker gameplay. Research firm IDC found that Android devices have over 80% of the smartphone market, making Android the dominant mobile operating system world-wide.
Groove Planet was created to give everyone - regardless of musical ability - greater insight into the music they love via simple but appealing gameplay. If you like to tap your foot or bob your head while listening to music, you will love Groove Planet - as TouchArcade noted, “it’s easy to get into a groove and feel almost like you’re dancing.”
In Groove Planet you build a funky, highly stylized alien planetoid by using your favourite music tracks. Pick a song from your music library and tap to the beat to earn musical notes, which are used to upgrade your planet. Your income will increase based on the technology and building units that you add to your planet, as well as your ability to keep rhythm accurately.
Music selection affects Groove Planet in a variety of ways, including the rhythm-based aspect of the gameplay, game balance, appearances by aliens, environmental and atmospheric shifts based on chords, and more. Groove Planet incorporates chord recognition technology by strategic partner Jamn (http://getjamn.com/) to deliver a unique experience and provide insight into your favourite music.
Groove Planet responds to each music track uniquely, and can serve as a soft introduction to music basics like chords and keys.
In addition to its participatory “active” gameplay mode, Groove Planet has a stylish, no-interface passive display mode that shows your planet reacting to music.
Robby Yung, CEO of Animoca Brands, commented: “Ever since the outstanding reception of Groove Planet for Apple devices, we have been bombarded by requests from Android users who desperately want to play our novel take on rhythm games. The wait is over and we are delighted to release Groove Planet on Google Play.”
Groove Planet is free of charge and available now on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.animocabrands.google.Musici and on the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/app/groove-planet/id1012782479.
Watch the trailer for Groove Planet at:
Google Play and Android are trademarks of Google Inc. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. iTunes is for legal or rightholder-authorized copying only. Don’t steal music.
About Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands publishes globally a broad portfolio of mobile games, including several games based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield, Ultraman, Doraemon, and various Mattel toy brands. Animoca Brands games have been downloaded over 180 million times world-wide. Animoca Brands is based in Hong Kong. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or follow Animoca Brands on