iCaroler for iPhone promotes social play with Christmas music

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New iPhone music app creates a virtual choir with multiple iPhones singing popular Christmas carols together in perfect harmony.

iCaroler creates a virtual Christmas caroling group with one or more iPhones

iCaroler creates a virtual Christmas caroling group with one or more iPhones

Most apps are primarily solitary experiences. iCaroler is best experienced with friends and family, encouraging social interaction in a festive holiday atmosphere.

Seismic Games, in collaboration with Steve Boyer Design and Fuzzy Frog Games, has released iCaroler, their debut app for iPhone and iPod Touch. iCaroler belts out everyone’s favorite Christmas carols with an interactive, virtual Christmas caroling group. Connect up to four iPhones through Bluetooth or Wifi sync technology. iCaroler is available now for $.99 in the iTunes App Store.

Create a virtual Christmas caroling group with friends, during family gatherings or going door to door in the neighborhood. With the swipe of a finger, players control the animated carolers as they sing. Bring a caroler to the front of the group or tap carolers to mute them. Pick a part and sing along or just let the happy crooners of iCaroler handle the singing!

Seismic games co-director Eric Gewirtz says, “It’s great for kids. My two-year old loves playing with the carolers and listening to the music.”

Not only are the a cappella vocals impressively sung in perfect harmony, the bright graphics set in festive winter scenes bring the traditional joy of the holiday season with an interactive, technological twist.

Media artist and inventor Steve Boyer developed the patent-pending synchronization technology utilized in iCaroler to promote social play. “Most apps are primarily solitary experiences. iCaroler is best experienced with friends and family, encouraging social interaction in a festive holiday atmosphere.”

Brand new vocal arrangements of traditional holiday favorites were created by composers Becky Kneubuhl and Gabriel Mann. Creators of soundtracks for hit video games like Crash Twinsanity and Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, the team of kneubuhlmann tapped into their a cappella vocal music roots to create the soundscape for iCaroler. Their original arrangements are performed by members of top professional a cappella groups Spiralmouth and Sonos.

iCaroler is a fun app for the holidays and perfect for adults and kids who love to get into the Christmas spirit with popular Christmas songs. iCaroler is available in the iTunes App Store and you can see a preview of the graphics by checking out iCaroler on the web at iCaroler.com.

About the iCaroler team:
iCaroler boasts a powerhouse international creative team. Seismic Games studio directors Chris Miller and Eric “Giz” Gewirtz bring nearly 30 years experience in video games, having had a hand in creating such multi-million-selling titles as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars Battlefront 1 & 2, and No One Lives Forever 1 & 2. Executive producer and designer Steve Boyer has over 20 years experience developing technology and content for interactive media and has been on the faculty of some of the finest art and technology programs in the U.S. Original artwork for iCaroler was created by MR3D under the creative direction of artist Ed Trillo, with additional artwork from Pixeltek and Virus Studios. Software engineering for iCaroler was handled by Richard “Bah! Humbug” Flower and Jono “Jingle Bells” Baker at Fuzzy Frog Games.

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