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New Digital Praise(R) Guitar Praise(TM) Set To Take Center Stage With Kids, Families This Fall
Jul 14, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)


ORLANDO, Fla., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER / BOOTH 417, -- Digital Praise(R) Inc., the leader in Christian-themed, family-friendly entertainment software, today announced Guitar Praise(TM), its new inspirational PC guitar game, at the International Christian Retail Show 2008 in Orlando. Combining unique play features with a playlist of today's most popular Contemporary Christian rock hits, Guitar Praise gives Christian retailers a headlining opportunity to build on the $1 billion guitar game segment that continues to smash sales records among young consumers.

In creating Guitar Praise, Digital Praise has applied its intimate knowledge of player tastes gained through its #1 best-selling Dance Praise(TM) dance arcade game franchise. "Our research shows that 92% of Dance Praise families, and 100% of Dance Praise churches, are interested in Guitar Praise," said Tom Bean, President and CEO of Digital Praise, Inc. "People love the console guitar games on the market, but many would like more family-friendly songs and graphics. Guitar Praise gives kids, families and youth groups the play features they like best, plus some new twists as well as the best Christian rock titles out there today."

Leading the unique list of features in Guitar Praise is the ability to sing along with the game's chart-topping rock tunes, thanks to lyrics that scroll across the screen. "Guitar Praise can be an exciting group event," noted Bean. "Having the lyrics onscreen reinforces the positive messages present in Guitar Praise's roster of songs, and allows everyone to take part in the game."

Inspirational Fun

Guitar Praise lets players act out their dreams of leading a rock band by playing along with their favorite Christian rock tunes. As the song and lyrics play, colorful notes scroll down the screen. Players must keep up by matching the notes to the fret buttons on the guitar controller included with the game. Four levels of play are offered -- as the player completes songs, more tracks are unlocked and the challenge increases.

Guitar Praise features 52 of the most inspirational and pulsating tracks from the Christian rock world, all by the original artists. Today's most popular hits are combined with classics from the 80's and 90's; the playlist includes titles from Flyleaf, Skillet, Stellar Kart, tobyMac, Newsboys, Petra, 12 Stones, Plumb, Whitecross, Thousand Foot Krutch, Paul Baloche, Relient K, and Red, plus many others.

As players shred through their guitar solos, Guitar Praise records high scores per song. New songs, in sets of five, are unlocked along the way to keep the player's interest. By tilting the guitar, players can activate spinner bonuses; as they increase their skills they can earn new onscreen "guitars" with richer sounds and different effects.

One or Two Players

Guitar Praise keeps the fun coming by allowing either one player to perform in solo mode, or two players to compete for the better lead guitar score. With a second guitar (not included but available from digitalpraise.com), players can jam at the same time -- both on lead guitar, or one on lead and the other on bass. The game's Power Duel mode also lets players send "surprises" that impact their opponent's play.

Pricing and Availability

Guitar Praise supports both Windows and Mac personal computers and includes one wireless guitar controller, a USB wireless adapter, plus the game CD-ROM. (It requires 4 AA batteries -- not included.) Setting up the game is easy -- just load the software into any PC or Mac, plug in the wireless adapter, switch on your guitar and you're ready to rock!

Guitar Praise carries an MSRP of $99.95 (USD) and is expected to be in stores September 25, 2008. During the International Christian Retail Show 2008, July 13-17, Guitar Praise will be demonstrated at the Digital Praise exhibit, Booth 417 in the Orange County Convention Center. For more information or to order Guitar Praise visit the exhibit or contact Digital Praise at http://www.digitalpraise.com .

About Digital Praise, Inc.:

Digital Praise is an independent developer and publisher of family-friendly entertainment software for personal computers and other devices. The company produces and publishes faith-based and mainstream titles for families looking to enjoy interactive entertainment software with principled character-building themes and "just good clean fun." Digital Praise products have achieved top recognition from leading children's gaming and advocacy groups including Parents Choice, iParenting Media, the National Parenting Center, The Dove Foundation, Dr. Toy and Plain Games. For more information, visit http://www.digitalpraise.com .

(C)2008 Digital Praise, Inc. All rights reserved. Digital Praise Dance Praise and Guitar Praise are trademarks of Digital Praise, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Molly Antos of S&S Public Relations, +1-847-415-9327, mantos@sspr.com, for Digital Praise, Inc.

Web site: http://www.digitalpraise.com/