Queen Debut Official App, ‘Queen: Play the Game’
The members of Queen have teamed up with developers Soshi Games to deliver a new official band app, titled Queen: Play the Game.
The app, out now for iOS and Android devices, offers what Soshi promises to be "beautiful imagery from Queen's official archive, re-sampled sounds from all the hits and many recordings you may not have heard," adding up to "a truly unique Queen experience" that will allow fans to "test your knowledge of the band, solve puzzles, unlock official artwork and win real official Queen merchandise and other prizes." The band shared the news on its Twitter account:
According to the Queen: Play the Game description, the creators delved deep into the band's catalog to come up with more than 900 questions designed to test newly converted fans as well as the hardcore faithful. Arranged in three levels of difficulty, the game promises regular updates and multiple opportunities to compete for "high-value packs of Queen merchandise."
"This game has everything for the Queen fan, young and old and evolves over time with new content and game modes added regularly," reads the Queen: Play the Game website. "Endorsed by the band, created by fans and driven by you, become a champion now."
App endorsements aside, Queen is on a brief summer break before heading to South America in the fall for another round of tour dates, while singer Adam Lambert takes advantage of the downtime to promote his new solo album The Original High. "At the moment we’re watching with interest while Adam pursues his solo career," guitarist Brian May recently observed, "and it seems to be going very well. He’s an amazing, amazing artist, and there’s no getting away from that. It’s very interesting to watch him develop."
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