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JAM Live Music Arcade

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Reverb Publishing
Developer: Zivix
Release Date: May 16, 2012

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'JAM Live Music Arcade' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on May 2, 2012 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT

JAM Live Music Arcade gives you the freedom to become the DJ, producer and the band leader for total creative access in a live music sandbox.

Allowing players to take on the role of lead guitarist, bassist, drummer, singer and synth player, JAM Live Music Arcade provides a deeper connection to the music through jamming, improvisation and exploration rather than all the emphasis being on the high score. Just grab any one of the plastic guitar peripherals most gamers have lying around (or your standard game pad) and you’re ready to kick off a music gaming experience unlike any other.

JAM Live Music Arcade is a completely new approach to the music genre with a real-time live music sandbox “JAM Mode” that allows the player to immediately build and customize their very own tunes, as well as a bonus “Arcade Challenge Mode” that plays similar to traditional music games. Starting with any one of the 30+ licensed songs featured in the game (including hits from Modest Mouse, Fallout Boy, Fatboy Slim, Owl City, Rise Against, Atmosphere and more), players jam with and remix all aspects of the song – guitar, bass, drums, synth and vocals – to experiment with the song and re-create it to their own personality. All of this is done with any one of the numerous compatible guitar gaming peripherals – the entire band is in your hands! Accessible and easy to get started, yet deep and almost endless to master, everyone can touch real music across a broad range of sonic tastes.

JAM Live Music Arcade offers an immersive level of musical interaction that’s inspiring, powerful and contagious.

Features of JAM Live Music Arcade include:

  • Allows the player to experience music in a different and creative way by controlling and remixing all aspects of the song – it’s an entire band in your hands!
  • Players have complete creative control over the music and are rewarded for their sense of timing by getting into the flow of the music and beat
  • Featuring 32 tracks from major artists to top-touring indie bands designed specifically for the JAM platform, JAM Live Music Arcade offers a wide variety of musical stylings
  • Compatible with any of the millions of gaming guitar peripherals on the market today
  • JAM’s Arcade Mode not only engages a new type of follow the leader pathway and gameplay style, but also incorporates more controller actions from an up-strum to the whammy bar, creating even more of a challenge
  • Dynamic visuals respond to your every move, ensuring your visual jam is just as unique as your musical one
  • User created content: Create a mix, replay or challenge it in Arcade Mode

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