Harmonix™ and Tilting Point® Reveal Beat Sports™ for the New Apple TV
Music & Sports Meet in Original New Game Designed Exclusively for Apple TV
SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 9, 2015 – Rock Band™ creators Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. and publishing partner Tilting Point have revealed Beat Sports, an original game for the new Apple TV. Demonstrated on stage at the Apple Event, Beat Sports is a collection of music-infused mini-games based loosely on familiar sports like tennis, volleyball, and golf. Designed and developed exclusively for the new Apple TV, Beat Sports is controlled using the brand-new remote.
“I’m thrilled to announce Beat Sports on this amazing new platform,” said Jon Carter, creative lead at Harmonix. “Apple TV is the perfect home for this unique mixture of music, sports, and wacky fun. The new remote offers limitless possibilities for brand-new gameplay, and Beat Sports‘ controls will have the whole family swinging, spiking, and scoring to the beat!”
“We’re delighted to reveal Beat Sports today as the first game from our partnership with Harmonix,” said Dan Sherman, co-founder and president of Tilting Point. “Harmonix embodies the creative spirit and cutting-edge innovation of a truly great independent developer. It’s an honor to work with them to debut Beat Sports on Apple’s amazing new platform.”
“At Harmonix, we have a long history of using new technology to bring innovative musical experiences to living rooms around the world with games like Rock Band,” said Matt Boch, product manager at Harmonix. “We immediately saw the potential for new ways to play that the Apple TV opens up, and couldn’t wait to start designing an all-new experience for this exciting new technology. We can’t wait to see how this revolutionary gaming platform changes the entertainment landscape.”
Follow @beatsportsgame on Twitter and Beat Sports on Facebook as more details on Beat Sports’ mini-games and soundtrack will be revealed in the coming weeks. Beat Sports will be available exclusively on the new Apple TV on day one. For more information and a press kit, visit: www.beatsportsgame.com.
About Harmonix Music Systems
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Boston, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and has pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.
About Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a new-generation games partner for top independent development studios. Tilting Point empowers developers with expert resources, services, and operational support to give carefully selected games mainstream success. The company adheres to a core philosophy of putting development talent first, advancing industry-leading analytics, and overcoming discoverability hurdles with aggressive, best-in-class marketing. www.tiltingpoint.com