Meet the BeatNiks: Harmonix’s Musical Monster Pet Game Out Now

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Meet the BeatNiks: Harmonix’s Musical Monster Pet Game Out Now

From the Makers of Rock Band™ Comes the World’s First Musical Virtual Pet Game for Mobile Devices 

BOSTON – Nov. 5, 2015 – Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. today revealed BeatNiks™, an original new virtual pet game where players care for a loveable monster friend, evolved from the music they love. Designed by the creative minds behind Rock Band, BeatNiks is Harmonix’s first internally developed mobile game, in collaboration with publishing partner Tilting Point. BeatNiks is now available on the App Store and Google Play™.

“Like the music on your phone or tablet, you can take your BeatNik everywhere you go,” said Harmonix spokesmonster and BeatNiks product manager Jessa Brezinski. “You’ll take care of your BeatNik like a pet, but unlike your dog or cat, your BeatNik looks forward to listening to music with you and sharing its opinions on your choices. You can play mini-games with your BeatNik, and the music you listen to will bring its world to life!”

Every player’s personal musical DNA beats at the heart of their new friend, shaping how the BeatNik evolves and grows. BeatNiks come in a huge variety of personalities, shapes, colors and sizes… they’re truly a unique reflection of their owners! Feed it, clean it, tickle it, play with it and make it grow into an adorable monster.

BeatNiks Game Details

  • CREATE YOUR OWN BEATNIK: Pick its color, shape and personality to determine its musical DNA.
  • TAKE CARE OF IT: Play with it, cook for it, feed it, clean it, poke it, tickle it and listen to what goes on in its head.
  • EVOLVE IT: Help your BeatNik grow into an adorable adult monster with new body parts and cool clothes.
  • DRESS IT UP: Personalize your monster with over a hundred clothes and accessories inspired by music: rock, pop, R&B/hip hop, dance, electronic, country, disco and many more.
  • DECORATE ITS HOME: Go from an empty room to smooth carpets, shiny furniture, grand pianos and trumpet lamps.
  • PLAY MINI-GAMES: Catch hot dogs, test your brain with a memory challenge, or flex your fingers with a variety of mini-games.
  • MAKE IT DANCE! Listen to your own music while playing to get an extra boost, and unlock cool outfits for your BeatNik based on what you listen to.
  • CONNECT: Enable Facebook sharing of the music you’ve listened to through Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio to help evolve your BeatNik even when you’re not playing!

To download BeatNiks for free visit:

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©2015 Harmonix Games LLC. All rights reserved. BeatNiks and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Games LLC. Harmonix and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. Tilting Point and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Tilting Point Media LLC. BeatNiks developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.


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

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.

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