Twitch recently announced that it was shutting down its karaoke game Twitch Sings, including removing all the archived broadcasts and clips using it. But where one karaoke game closes, another one pops up backed by a different digital platform.
That game is called SingHeads, and the platform is Snapchat, which is an official partner. Released initially for iPhone with Android to follow, the game gets people to log in to their Snapchat accounts, then sing along to a rotating selection of popular songs – recent hits like ‘Despacito’, ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Shotgun’ as well as golden tracks from ABBA, Queen and Robbie Williams.
The game tracks the singer’s head and mouth movements and translates their performance to their ‘Bitmoji’ Snapchat avatar, before letting them share their performance to the social app.
It’s the work of developer Dream Reality Interactive, which includes several members of the team that made PlayStation’s SingStar karaoke games back in the day.