Music games developer Harmonix has unveiled its latest idea: a combination of real-world and digital play, but still based on music.
The game is called DropMix, and it’s a collaboration with Hasbro that will be released in September. The game is a physical card game with its digital elements provided by a player’s smartphone.
“Each card in DropMix represents a different part of a song – like vocals, bass, drums, etc. As you place cards on the electronic DropMix board, which connects to a free app on your iOS or Android device, you and your friends will hear a custom mix start to take shape in real-time,” explained Harmonix in a blog post.
“We’re starting off by introducing Clash Mode, where you can either face off against one friend to play 1v1, or team up to take down two buddies 2v2. There’s a lot of depth and strategy to Clash Mode, but the core idea is that you earn points by playing cards and it’s a race to 21.”
Players will be able to save their mixes to their device to play later. Artists whose tracks have already been licensed for DropMix include Bruno Mars, Carly Rae Jepsen, the Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran, The Jackson 5, Run DMC, Sia and The Weeknd among others. It sounds a lot of fun.