Tapulous has announced a partnership with the band Nine Inch Nails to release a premium version of popular game Tap Tap Revenge. The application will include a NIN-centric theme, as well as over a dozen of the band’s songs from its last two albums, slated for October release.
Tap Tap Revenge is the iPhone’s version of Guitar Hero - an intuitive, addictive game that has emerged as one of the platform’s most popular since its launch in July, with nearly 2 million total users. It’s also perfect for selling bite sized packages of premium content - users would gladly pay a few dollars to be able to play some of their favorite songs (the makers of Guitar Hero and Rock Band have made fortunes following a similar model). Tapulous says that it will be announcing more premium bundles of music for Tap Tap Revenge in the coming months.
Among the hires are designer Bryan Bell, Zach Allia (founder of Facebook’s Free Gifts), and engineers Jessica Kahn and Kyle Kinkade.