Considering that Guitar Hero is no longer going to be made with new editions, one can’t help but wonder what the future of music gaming is. It would appear that someone believes that the next phase of music gaming is mobile with this Air Guitar Move.
The Air Guitar Move is a combination of hardware and an iPhone, and there is a motion sensing guitar pick for strumming away. As the user strums the connector, he or she uses the iPhone as a fretboard. As you might have guessed, there is an App for it.
So far, this is one of those Kickstarter projects, which means that it needs some funding in order to get it going. The designers, Ronald Mannak and Colin Karpfinger, are building their hardware at the same place where Guitar Hero was built, and have the same engineering team working on it.
Considering that a lot of music games on mobile platforms are not as cool as the plastic instruments on music games on the console, I just can’t see a mobile game breaking new ground on the music gaming front. Until now, at least.
The designers of the Air Guitar Move need about $25,000 in the next 25 days. Generally, Kickstarter donors get the item after a good donation, so this is probably the fastest way you’ll get it.