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App Creation #38 – Game Inspiration – Rock Band Reloaded


The strumming of guitars and the crashing of cymbals are the embodiment of Rock Bands. The rhythmic pulses and catchy anthems are literally music to our ears and within Rock Band Reloaded the game, a portion of that wizardry is presented.

Off Your Rocker

Before titles like Rock Band, fans of this genre of music would resort to thrusting their head in a downward motion, their long rock god hair covering their pale complexion and significantly – without being seen in public, as you always looked a complete and utter plonker with your air guitar.


Not all of us have the patience or dexterity to become rock heroes, so instead rhythm based games such as Rock Band have appeared, offering a musical participation that can still entice the adrenaline to surge through your body.

Timely Execution

Musical notes are represented by a simple block on the screen, that when aligned with the bar along the bottom should be enacted upon.


Hitting the appropriate colour at the precise moment it passes the bottom bar ensures a successful contribution. If you time it incorrectly or miss it altogether, the sound fails to play within the music, offering immediate feedback of your failure.

iTunes Store Link: Rock Band Reloaded

App Creation Series

There are literally hundreds of thousands of applications and games available to download using the digital marketplace. These range from basic clocks to fully fledged 3D gaming experiences rivalling even the leading portable devices that usually only specialise in this field.

Your challenge is competing with this vast library of already impressive offerings which, although a daunting prospect to the fledgling traveller, can be navigated successfully with the right ideas and implementation. Whether you want to create an income generator or simply desire recognition for your efforts, this book will aim to show you the path and inspire your imagination to overflow with possibilities.

Allow me to guide you through the wilderness and raise your chances of realising your development dreams by detailing different routes with this light hearted tour of the Apps terrain. Featuring a myriad of exciting and surprising examples, you can glean important suggestions for your own creation.

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Written by James Woodcock

James Woodcock is a Freelance Journalist specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.

Experience in classic game music MIDI enhancement. DVD and HD Video capture, editing, scripting and creation. Podcasting, Internet Radio DJ and Musician.

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