• Jul 07, 2009
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  • EPICTILT AND SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH TAPSTAR ON APPLE APP STORE

Addictive Rhythm Game For iPhone and iPod Touch Features Songs From Superstars

LOS ANGELES, July 8 — EpicTilt today announced the launch of TapStar™ on the Apple App Store. TapStar is a rhythm game for the iPhone and iPod Touch that features music from an exclusive label-wide partnership with Sony Music Entertainment. The game includes songs from many of Sony Music’s superstar artists, such as Britney Spears, Cheap Trick, Cyndi Lauper, John Mayer, Los Lonely Boys, Sarah McLachlan, Three Days Grace, and P!nk. Users can play levels from their favorite artists and show off their TapStar skills to their friends as well as compete for high scores.

“TapStar represents the fruit of our labor to understand exactly what an iPhone or iPod Touch user wants in a music game,” said Jonathan Zweig, CEO of EpicTilt. “We’ve had a number of successful apps on the App Store thus far, with well over ten million downloads on the iPhone and iPod Touch, and we believe that casual gamers and music lovers will enjoy TapStar and make it an iconic app.”

TapStar will give users the ability to sample and play along with a variety of Sony Music’s recordings, and then, from the game, link to the iTunes Store to purchase Sony Music tracks.

With its unique landscape view layout, TapStar offers gamers a natural controller feel and uses the innovative Multi-Touch user interface to easily navigate the four touchpoints in the corners of the screen. By increasing the player’s agility with all four corners, TapStar’s functionality facilitates additional complexity to rhythmic patterns and combos. Meanwhile, TapStar’s powerful gaming engine, combined with its high resolution and smooth graphics, offers gamers an accurate playback experience that never loses a beat.

TapStar is available for download from Apple’s App Store on the iPhone and iPod Touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.

More information can be found at: http://epictilt.comhttp://tapstar.com orhttp://jirbo.com.

About Jirbo/EpicTilt

Jirbo Inc. is a worldwide leader in entertainment and educational applications on the App Store. The company has two brands: Jirbo and EpicTilt, whose 51+ games cover a very broad demographic. Under Jirbo is a network of critically acclaimed and highly ranked simple casual games as well as educational offerings with Kaplan. EpicTilt, the company’s pop-culture brand, has established partnerships with companies such as ESPN and Scion. Jirbo’s “Paper Football” achieved the #1 Most Popular Entertainment Application on the entire iTunes App Store. In total Jirbo has had 24 Top 100 Apps, 8 Top 10 Apps, the #1 Paid Game in Brazil, and the #3 Paid Game in China.  Jirbo World Headquarters is located in Los Angeles.

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Arista Records, Aware, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, Black Seal, BNA Records, Cinematic, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Fo-Yo Soul, GospoCentric, Hitz Committee Entertainment, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Slightly Dangerous, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Records, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. For more information, visit www.sonymusic.com.

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