How many times have you been playing a game, heard a great song inside that game, and then decided you wanted to have the song from that game? I do this too often to keep track, though I’m fairly sure it started back when “Superman” by Goldfinger was included in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater in 1999. Well, Sony Music Entertainment (a TriplePoint client) has come up with a clever new way to combine games, music, and game music into a natural progression of listen-love-lock down. Pinball Rocks HD is a new iOS pinball title coming out later this month, and the game’s central feature is a rotating soundtrack. Hot new songs from artists including “Filter, The Sword, Chevelle, Red, All That Remains, Hatebreed, Nonpoint and guitarist Richie Kotzen” will appear while players shoot for high scores, and if they like what they hear, there will be a way to buy the songs for their personal collections right inside the game.
According to a story on USA Today, the in-game tunes will be updated regularly, and especially devoted fans will also be able to pick up entire tables devoted to bands like Slayer and AC/DC. They can purchase them, I mean; I do not recommend attempting to pick up a pinball table. You will set off the tilt sensor.
Given how much of my personal music collection can be attributed to my game-playing habits, I’ve always appreciated games as a song delivery mechanism, and I wholeheartedly support this idea. Looking forward to the release!