iRok2 for BlackBerry Playbook Demonstrates Streaming Video and Flash
Game Synchronization, Rapid Development Strengths of BlackBerry
KELOWNA, BC, April 19 /CNW/ - iRok2 Media Inc. today announced the
Playbook App release of its iRok2 Online social music game. iRok2 for BlackBerry PlayBook, a free app available on BlackBerry App World, provides users with a new rhythm music game customized and synchronized to a YouTube music video every day. As
well, it serves as a gateway to the infinite choice of iRok2 Online - essentially all the world's music, more than 16 million tracks. The
game is quickly gathering user acceptance, already logging over a
quarter million play sessions with users from North America, Asia and
Europe. iRok2 is accessible from anywhere - home, office, or remote,
at www.irok2.com - and can be played through a computer keyboard or by plugging a Guitar
Hero or Rock Band guitar into your computer. Online play is free as
iRok2 CEO, Dr. Robert Arn, commented on the PlayBook introduction, "The
unique rapid development capabilitities, high performance video
streaming and support of Adobe Flash on the PlayBook platform have
allowed us to create a Playbook App from elements of our online game -
even before PlayBook hardware was available and our iRok2 Online game
was still in Beta testing." Dr. Arn added, "Such speed and flexibility
allow us to experiment with building synergy between pad, mobile and
computer game versions in a totally new way."
iRok2 is based on new, patent-pending technology that automates the
production of custom music games. iRok2 servers analyze music videos
as they stream from YouTube and create a unique custom game for each
video. If a user wants to play with a video that is not already in the
catalog, it takes only a single click to request a new custom game
which will appear in the catalog, available for everyone. Users have
already built up the iRok2 catalog to over ten thousand custom games
and there is no barrier to it growing to match the scale of the tens of
millions of available YouTube music videos - including the new ones
that appear every day. In play, the video streams to the player
directly from YouTube and the custom game synchronizes to the video
without storing or modifying the video or music in any way - in effect,
an internet air guitar.
As well, iRok2 breaks down the barriers between players. iRok2 is a
social game that allows players to connect to others of similar tastes
around the world. Players can issue direct challenges to other players
or join in real-time multi-user tournaments. A unique in-game scoring
monitor allows players to directly see how their performance compares
to others second-by-second, not just in final scores.
About iRok2 Media Inc. iRok2 Media Inc. is a Venture Capital financed music gaming studio
located in Kelowna, east of Vancouver, Canada, part of a cluster of
online game companies which includes Disney Online Studios. iRok2 has
been known as the go-to company for game technology involving complex
real-time data synchronization over the internet, providing solutions
for clients such as Turner Sports and NASCAR. The iRok2 game is the
company's first independent game release.
SOURCE iRok2 Media Inc.
For further information:
Iris Koch, Community Manager
iRok2 Media Inc.