Nickelback & Tapulous Help Players Find Their Inner Rockstar

Makers of Top Music Franchise on the iPhone Partner with Mega-Band Nickelback to Release New Music Game

PALO ALTO, Calif.--()--Tapulous, the leading developer of music games for the iPhone and iPod touch, is extending its wildly popular Tap Tap Revenge franchise with the launch of Nickelback Revenge. The new game features eleven of Nickelback’s most popular all-time songs, including “Rockstar,” “This Afternoon,” and “If Today Was Your Last Day.”

A premium version of Tapulous’ addictive music rhythm game, Nickelback Revenge sets gameplay to the band’s biggest hits and integrates engaging Nickelback graphics and content. The game also includes a popular Bluetooth-based “battle mode” which allows players to wirelessly challenge friends to point-by-point battles for bragging rights.

"The combination of our music and Tapulous’ gameplay is very cool. We're excited to give our fans a fun, interactive way to experience our music," said Chad Kroeger of Nickelback.

To kick off the launch, Tapulous and Roadrunner Records, Nickelback’s worldwide music label, are running a special promotion: The first 2,500 consumers to download the game will receive 25 in-game credits — good towards the purchase of more music — and a chance to win a Gibson Flying V signed by the band.

In addition, players will be challenged to “Outplay Nickelback,” or beat the band members’ highest in-game scores. Players who best Chad, lead guitarist Ryan Peake, bass guitarist Mike Kroeger and/or drummer Daniel Adair will be entered to win weekly prizes, including Dark Horse tour books and premium earphones.

"We’re thrilled to bring Nickelback to Tap Tap Revenge. Our players are always hungry for more great music, and Nickelback definitely fits the bill,” explained Tim O'Brien, VP of business development at Tapulous. "Whether measured by album sales, song downloads or concert attendance, Nickelback is huge.”

Nickelback Revenge features the following eleven hits:

  • "Animals"
  • "Animals" (Live)
  • "Burn It to the Ground"
  • "Gotta Be Somebody"
  • "How You Remind Me"
  • "Figured You Out"
  • "If Today Was Your Last Day"
  • "Photograph"
  • "Rockstar"
  • "Something In Your Mouth"
  • "This Afternoon"

Nickelback Revenge is available for $4.99 on the App Store or at http://bit.ly/NickelbackRevenge

About Tapulous

Tapulous is a leading mobile games developer. Its flagship game Tap Tap Revenge has been installed by more than 30% of iPhone/iPod touch users and remains the most successful gaming franchise on the iPhone platform. Founded in 2008 and based in Palo Alto, California, the company is angel funded and profitable. For more information, please visit www.tapulous.com.

About Roadrunner Records

Originally founded in 1980 in the Netherlands, Roadrunner Records has earned its place as one of the most prominent international independent record labels. Established primarily as a hard rock label, Roadrunner now boasts depth and variety in its artists. The label has recently experienced unprecedented success with multi-platinum artists Nickelback and Slipknot, near-platinum Theory of a Deadman, gold-certified Stone Sour and Killswitch Engage, as well as modern heavy hitters Dream Theater, Megadeth, Trivium and Opeth. Roadrunner's current roster also includes such diverse acts such as The Parlor Mob, plus up and comers like Black Stone Cherry, Airbourne and Young the Giant. Loud & Proud Records, a label joint-venture with Roadrunner, is home to established heritage rock acts including Meat Loaf (North America), Rob Zombie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ratt and KISS (Europe and select territories). Roadrunner catalog includes now-classic albums from seminal artists such as Type O Negative, Sepultura and King Diamond. Still headquartered in the Netherlands, Roadrunner occupies offices in New York, now the A&R hub for the label, as well as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and Australia. For more information about Roadrunner, visit www.roadrunnerrecords.com.

About Nickelback

With over 35 million albums sold worldwide, Nickelback has made their mark in rock and roll history. Billboard Magazine named the group the top band of the decade. Their previous album, All The Right Reasons, has been certified 8x platinum, while their latest work, Dark Horse, is 3x platinum and still enjoying strong sales. For information about the band, visit www.nickelback.com.

Contacts

for Tapulous
SutherlandGold Group
Mike Barash, 650-520-0120
mbarash@sutherlandgold.com
or
Roadrunner Records
Amy Sciarretto, 212-274-7500
amy@roadrunnerrecords.com

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Contacts

for Tapulous
SutherlandGold Group
Mike Barash, 650-520-0120
mbarash@sutherlandgold.com
or
Roadrunner Records
Amy Sciarretto, 212-274-7500
amy@roadrunnerrecords.com