Electronic Violinist Lindsey Stirling Shines in "Pop Dash" Video Game

MaxPlay publishes its first game today on iOS; features chart-topping pop music stars

Nov 12, 2015, 09:00 ET from MaxPlay

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxPlay, a game technologies and services company, today released Pop Dash, a fast-paced, pop music and pop culture-infused action game on iOS. The game features electronic violinist, YouTube music video and performance artist Lindsey Stirling in her first-ever video game, along with other top pop artists. Gamers can play as Lindsey as they jump, dash and dodge through an ever-expanding world of color and imagination inspired by today's pop culture and music icons. Pop Dash will also be available on Android later this fall.

Chart-topping artists on the Pop Dash soundtrack include Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Echosmith, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Vance Joy, Bleachers, DVBBS, and many more.

"This is my first time lending my likeness or songs to a video game. It's something I've always wanted to do and I had such a blast," said Lindsey Stirling. "I love connecting with my fans and Pop Dash allows me to connect with them in a whole new way. I know they'll have as much fun playing this game as I do!"

Pop Dash perfectly captures the spirit of an endless runner game with a unique pop-culture and music twist.  Players can challenge their friends as they leap, fly and test their rhythm to the beats of today's most popular songs.

"The energy of the music really suits the action of the game and adds something new to the endless runner genre," said Nate Adams, Product Manager at MaxPlay. "We know this blend of pop music and gameplay, especially in partnership with an iconic artist like Lindsey, will captivate players around the world."

Pop Dash is developed by PlaySide Studios, creators of such mobile game hits as SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run, Boulder Jack, Bouncy Bits, Moshi Karts and Catch the Ark.

Pop Dash also features:

  • Loads of today's top music artists
  • Unique gameplay that blends rhythm with action
  • Special Lindsey Stirling outfits based on themes of her music videos
  • Tons of wacky characters with unique power-ups and costumes
  • Hidden rewards and bonus items that advance players up the leaderboards
  • Additional artists include: Becky G, The Chainsmokers, Art vs. Science, Betty Who, Brian Yates, Chic, Dawin, dnk, Jo Li, Tegan & Sarah, GRL, Hypodive, Josh Mobley, Lookas, MARRS, Priory, Ross Lynch+R5, So Effective, Ylvis, Zedd and Watch the Duck.

To get a closer look at Pop Dash:

1. Check out the gameplay trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H_-VBz5nSQ 
2. Download the game on the Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id947165613?mt=8  
3. Follow Pop Dash on Twitter: @PopDashGame

About Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, Ariz., Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, leaping through the music industry with over 7 million YouTube subscribers, over 1 billion views on her YouTube channel, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide. Lindsey's self-titled debut album featured twelve original tracks; including the viral smash "Crystallize," which has racked up over 132 million YouTube views.  The album earned her a 2014 Billboard Music Award nomination for "Top Dance/Electronic Album," has sold 475,000 copies in the US. The album reached #1 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Chart and Classical Album Chart and peaked at #23 on the Billboard Top 200.  Lindsey's sophomore release, Shatter Me debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart and has sold over 295,000 copies to date in the US alone.  The album includes a collaboration with Halestorm lead singer Lzzy Hale on her smash single "Shatter Me," which has over 40 million views on YouTube.  The album most recently won a 2015 Billboard Music Award for "Top Dance/Electronic Album."  Lindsey will release her first book, THE ONLY PIRATE AT THE PARTY on January 12th, 2016 via Simon & Schuster.

About MaxPlay
MaxPlay, headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Austin, is an independent technology solutions and services provider for the game development community. MaxPlay innovates game development, publishing and live operations so developers can focus on doing what they do best: create best-in-class games. Visit us at www.maxplay.io or on Twitter at @maxplayio.

To learn more about the MaxPlay Game Development Suite and MaxPlay Publishing, please contact the team at contact@maxplay.io.

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