Playing mobile games with your friends just got a little more vocal. Sing Something is like a combination of Draw Something and Karaoke -- it's a social singing game that has you sing a song from a selected category, and your friends try to guess what tune you were trying to belt out.
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"We love singing in the shower and always wanted to create a music based game, we just couldn´t find the right recipe," Vlado Hrincar, one of the developers for the app told Mashable. "Then we came across the Draw Something concept and that was it. Enlightened by the idea, we put our next-big-thing gaming project on hold and started working on Sing Something."
To get started with Sing Something, select a friend to play with and a song to sing from a set of three options. If you know the song, you can go ahead and belt it out to send your musical stylings to your friend. The game doesn't provide you lyrics for the tune while you're actually singing, but it does give you links to a few YouTube videos where you can get an idea for what the song is supposed to sound like.
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When you receive a song, you get to guess what hit your friend likely butchered by selecting letters from a virtual keyboard to fill in the blanks for the song and artist, hangman-style. Sing Something currently has a library of over 1000 songs based on the personal likes of the programmers as well as what tunes are popular on YouTube.
"Currently we have four categories (80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010-2012), covering the overall history of the modern music," Hrincar tells us. "We are planning to add at least 10 more categories, focusing on specific genres or artists -- Madonna, Jackson, and yes, Justin Bieber too and Rebecca Black if we're really evil."
Much like with Draw Something, you and your friend earn coins when you're able to guess a tune correctly. You can also use bombs to get different song choices or eliminate some of the available letters when you're guessing to make things easier.
The game started out as a weekend project and quickly spiraled into a full-blown app. While currently only available for iOS, there are plans in the works to make the app available for Android as well as add new categories.
While definitely a fun concept, Sing Something will certainly be more awkward to pull out on the train or at the lunch table than its drawing counterpart.
Do you think the singing game will catch on like Draw Something? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
This story originally published on Mashable here.
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