Atari, Developer Hello There Games, and the Tim Bergling Foundation Collaborate on Interactive Game
NEW YORK, NY (July 23, 2020) - Atari® — one of the world's most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — and developer Hello There Games are thrilled to announce the publisher’s first rhythm-action game and interactive music platform, Beat Legend: AVICII™, inspired by the fantastical musical experiences of the late producer, performer and songwriter Tim “Avicii” Bergling. Soar through vocal melodies, sweep each fade, and attack every beat in 15 of Avicii’s biggest hits in a newly designed, touch-screen optimized mobile game from the developers of the acclaimed Avicii Invector; Beat Legend: AVICII is available now on the App Store and Google Play.
Music Royalties from the game goes to Tim Bergling Foundation, in a collaboration with the estate of the late superstar DJ and featuring mega-hits like Without You, Wake Me Up, and Levels, Beat Legend: AVICII takes the very best of Avicii and brings the beats right to your fingertips. Vibrant, kinetic visuals laid over Avcii’s world-famous catalog of sensational tunes invoke the festival experience with a hefty dose of fast-paced, exhilarating gameplay. Beat Legend: AVICII brings a frenetic rhythm-action experience and an interactive take on Avicii’s music to mobile devices unlike ever before.
ATARI statement “Atari is thrilled to again step into new territory and expand our portfolio. And what an honor it is to do so with an artist as profoundly inspirational, talented, and beloved as Avicii,” said Tony Chien, Atari’s Vice President of Marketing. “Beat Legend: AVICII has been a labor of love that we fully expect will be embraced by fans of rhythm-based games and devoted EDM fans alike. Stay tuned for more installments in Atari’s music-based game series that will feature some of the brightest current and up-and-coming stars from diverse music genres.” Hello There Games statement “With Beat Legend we have created a unique platform that combines our deep love for music and games” said Oskar Eklund, CEO at Hello There Games. “I am thrilled to join forces with Atari, the iconic brand, to launch Beat Legend on additional platforms and am confident this collaboration will give us great possibilities to introduce this gaming and music experience to new audiences all over the world.”
Additional Key Features Include:
Relive the Classics: Journey through 15 of the biggest hits by the acclaimed, world- famous DJ and songwriter Avicii: Hey Brother, Levels, Wake Me Up, SOS, The Nights, Without You, Waiting for love, Sunset Jesus, Lonely Together, Heaven, Fades Away, Broken Arrows, Addicted to You, I Could Be the One, Gonna Love Ya, with more planned.
Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme!: Use fluid and responsive touch screen controls to guide your spacecraft in tune to the beats. Stack multipliers, hit high scores, and nail a perfect rating on all tracks!
A Complete Audio Visual EDM Experience: Eye-popping psychedelic visuals take players on a sensory journey reminiscent of Avicii’s incredible live performances
Beat Legend: AVICII is the first title in Atari’s planned series of musical-artist-focused rhythm-experience games for mobile devices that will feature a wide range of popular and up-and-coming musical artists across genres. Beat Legend: AVICII leads the way for Atari’s new interactive music series and supports the Tim Bergling Foundation by donating the game’s music royalties. The charitable organization founded by the parents of Tim Bergling (also known as Avicii), in 2019, has a mission to advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Beat Legend: AVICII is available on the App Store and Google Play for a launch price of $2.99 USD. To learn more, please visit the official site here: atari.com/games/beatlegend. To stay up-to-date on all things Atari and retro-pop-culture, follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To stay up-to-date on Beat Legend: AVICII, follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Google Play is a trademark of Google LLC. About ATARI Atari is an interactive entertainment company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari has offices in New York and Paris. Visit us online at www.atari.com. ©2020 Atari Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Atari wordmark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc. About Hello There Games Hello There Games is an independent game studio, founded in 2009 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Hello There, as the studio was called back then, quickly released a series of successful games for various clients, including global brands and Swedish organizations. A few years, awards, and many various games later, Hello There had extended their partnerships into the entertainment business. About The Tim Bergling Foundation The Tim Bergling Foundation was created by Klas and Anki Bergling and their family after the death of their son Tim Bergling, also known as AVICII – one of the most acclaimed and beloved producers/performers/songwriters in modern music. Tim’s parents have endowed the foundation with a significant contribution from his estate and will direct proceeds from future AVICII projects and the recent release of the posthumous album, ”TIM” (2019) to the foundation. The Tim Bergling Foundation advocates for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and actively works to remove the stigma attached to suicide mental health issues. The foundation supports science-based organizations engaged in research and preventative actions against mental illness and suicide, particularly among young people. Additionally, the foundation will support aid work in areas where Tim had a passion, such as climate change, global hunger, and preservation of wildlife and endangered species.