SingSpace offers players the option of performing solo for a crowd of robot karaoke connoisseurs, singing live with friends and strangers or pursuing international acclaim by submitting in-game footage of their signature performance to be evaluated by the entire SingSpace community. No need for a microphone – SingSpace uses the Gear VR’s built-in headset mic. SingSpace will also support the new Gear VR Controller when it launches later this month.
With the SingSpace character creator, players can choose from a variety of hair, skin, accessories and clothing styles to create a custom avatar. Once the avatar is created, it’s time to choose whether to embark upon a single or multi-player karaoke experience.
Singers who aren’t quite ready for an audience or just want an opportunity to warm up before taking the main stage should check out SingSpace’s single player experience. In it, players are transported to a futuristic bar where they can sing their hearts out for a cute robot crowd. It’s the perfect way to get over first show jitters.
For crooners looking for a more social experience, SingSpace offers several ways to connect with others in VR through a shared love of music and performance. Players can join friends in-app for an intimate evening of karaoke, join a virtual room to perform live and make new friends or post their signature performance for the entire SingSpace community to enjoy with Watch & Rate.
In SingSpace, spectating is not a passive activity. As players watch a performance, they can show their approval by showering the performer with a wide array custom emojis – from roses to pizza to illuminati pyramids. Don’t overthink it, just do what feels right.
For more on SingSpaces game modes, please see these relevant dev blogs:
Good Karaoke needs good music, and SingSpace comes with 20 signature songs – from timeless staples to modern hits. They are:
- “…Baby One More Time”
- “Ain’t It Fun”
- “Before He Cheats”
- “Bye Bye Bye”
- “Can’t Feel My Face”
- “Cheap Thrills”
- “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
- “Hey Ya!”
- “I Don’t Want To Be”
- “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
- “Material Girl”
- “One Week”
- “Only Wanna Be With You”
- “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”
- “Rapper’s Delight”
- “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”
- “Take On Me”
- “Thrift Shop”
- “U Can’t Touch This”
Included with the purchase of SingSpace is a free two-week subscription to the SingSpace Subscription Library, instantly adding additional songs to your repertoire. While subscribed, players have access to an expanding library of great music songs for as little as $2 per month. The following 52 songs will be available via subscription at launch:
|18 And Life||A Whole New World||ABC|
|All About That Bass||All Of Me||All That Jazz|
|Barbara Ann||Beauty and the Beast||Because Of You|
|Bring Me To Life||Can You Feel the Love Tonight||Chain of Fools|
|Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)||Hakuna Matata||Hey There Delilah|
|Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!)||Holiday||I Hate Everything About You|
|I Heard It Through The Grapevine||I Want It That Way||If I Could Turn Back Time|
|If You Could Only See||I’ll Be||I’m Like A Bird|
|I’m So Excited||Keep Your Hands To Yourself||Kiss From a Rose|
|Let It Go||Lonely No More||Macho Man|
|One Headlight||One Way Or Another||Oye Como Va|
|Papa Don’t Preach||Part of Your World||Push It|
|Royals||Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)||Semi-Charmed Life|
|Shining Star||Step By Step||Super Freak|
|Take Me Home, Country Roads||The Middle||Two Princes|
|Un-Break My Heart||Under the Sea||Y.M.C.A.|
|You Can’t Hurry Love|
Subscriptions are available in one, three and six month increments for $2.99, $7.99 and $11.99, respectively. Additional songs will be announced as they become available.
About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Boston, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented video games. Harmonix was founded to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and has pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information, please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.