Shaba composing music game for Activision

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows studio now hiring audio techs to make karaoke note tracks for unspecified title.

San Francisco-based Shaba Games is no stranger to following in other developers' footsteps. The Activision subsidiary has spent the better part of the last decade working on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater ports and offshoots and made a splash last year with Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, GameSpot's highest-rated console Spidey game to date.

For its next project, Shaba could be working on yet another of Activision's well-established franchises. According to a job posting on Gamasutra, Shaba Games is working on a music game. The San Francisco-based developer, located a few miles from the nascent Activision Bay Area, is looking for a staffer "to create MIDI note data based on pre-recorded vocal tracks" and input song lyrics into the game. The job listing doesn't specify which game Shaba is working on, but Activision has plenty of rhythm titles to choose from. This year alone, the publisher has released Guitar Hero: Metallica and Guitar Hero: Smash Hits, with Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero, and Guitar Hero: Van Halen still to come, all of which include sing-along gameplay.

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20 comments
konradak
konradak

Shouldn't it be Band of Heroes?

Hotsora
Hotsora

didn't mind web of shadows. Prototype has drawn a lot of inspiration from the title, guess that counts for something!

slipknot611
slipknot611

Awwwwwwww, yeah, it's time for Cymbal Hero!!! Triangle Hero? No wait, wait... Cowbell Hero. I'm all over that one.

XeonForce
XeonForce

Is this really suprising? Activision has almost single-handedly destroyed the music game industry. I think we need a "____ Hero" boycott, lolz...

TBoogy
TBoogy

LOL. I thought Shabba Ranks as well. I'm looking at the screen like "WTF?!?"

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

@icehearted: lol, when I first read this, I swear I thought (and hoped!) they meant Shabba Ranks. A mi Shabba!

Icehearted
Icehearted

@darkmask1991 I know, I was so thinking the same, even if just for a second. Felt really out of left field. :)

darkmask1991
darkmask1991

@ Icehearted: When I saw the headline i thought, "Shabba's composing music??" then I figured it was a studio lol

Narutofan30
Narutofan30

@JGoWild-Scratch Brutal Legend that EA But Still

Narutofan30
Narutofan30

@JGoWild- I Dare you! Try not to buy COD, GH, Brutal Legend, Prototype, and many more to come.

JGoWild
JGoWild

Enough with the rythm games already. arrhhhhhh. That's it, I hereby announce that from this day onwards, I am not going to buy a single activision games.

Halcalix
Halcalix

Hahaha Can we have something different please?:P

Icehearted
Icehearted

:lol: Anyone remember Shabba Ranks? Look up "Mr. Ugly Man" on on youtube.

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

I am getting fed up with rhythm games.

Kro_429
Kro_429

Way to suck at bringing originality to gaming Activision.

NuKkU
NuKkU

man stop these rhythm games

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

I would soooo buy a Sing Hero, as long as they're fun songs to sing.

kufal009
kufal009

i bet your right.... but we doesn't know what will be the outcome of the game,

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

My guess it's Sing Hero or anything in the Hero series.