The website version of iRok2 will be closing on August 15, 2012. You will be unable to sign into your account past the 15th. You can continue to play the game on Facebook. Thanks for rok'n with us!
iRok2 is a game that’s different. We’re huge fans of rhythm music games like Guitar Hero® and Rock Band® but the last thing the world needs is another guitar game knock-off. We believe music gaming is for everyone, from the hardcore gamers to your friend who can’t clap to the beat. Everyone should be able to play along with the music they love. Any music. Our goal is to expand the reach of music gaming online while exposing new audiences to artists and music they might otherwise miss. And we’re going to do this in a way that artists are fairly compensated for their work. More of the music you love, more of the revenue artists deserve. This is our passion. And that led us to do a number of things differently.
Our track catalog is beyond huge. It’s somewhere between Leviathan and Titanic. ”Sure, but can I play along to THIS song?” Probably. In fact, we challenge you to find a song that you can’t play at iRok2. To provide access to this many tunes we rely on YouTube, which has a catalog of over 16 million music videos and delivers over a billion videos every day. iRok2 has game tracks for thousands of the most popular music videos but you’re free to request new ones for any music video on YouTube.
The music you like says something about who you are. iRok2 offers several unique ways to express your musical identity. Your iRok2 studio, for example, is a great place to discover, collect and share the songs that you rok to. Maybe it’s today’s Daily Track or just something you found in our catalog. Play the tracks that interest you, save the ones you like in an album and share your collections for others to enjoy. View Catalog
To provide endless tracks and create a more immersive experience, we stream music videos directly from YouTube. We do it without copying, storing or modifying the video in any way. During the game we synchronize the game track to video playback. Consistent with our mission, YouTube compensates recording artists each time their videos are played.
Our game tracks follow the dominant melody of the song. This could be the guitar, vocals, piano or another instrument. This is quite different than the Guitar Hero® and Rock Band® “instrument substitution” model which focuses on single instrument tracks. We aim to deliver a game experience that connects players to all types of music, not just guitar rock.
Lots of gamers have plastic guitars but stopped using them when the songs ran dry. iRok2 directly supports most game guitars with a unique plug-in that works on all major browsers and operating systems. But iRok2 isn’t just for song-starved rok stars. You can also rok out right on your keyboard.
Have you always wanted to try a music game but couldn’t stomach paying hundreds of dollars for a console, game, periperals and songs? Do you just need something fun to play when you’ve got 5 minutes between assignments at work? iRok2 starts in seconds, runs anywhere and is easy to learn (but tough to master).
iRok2 music gaming can be enjoyed lots of ways. Try an epic head-to-head multiplayer battle with a dozen or more of your friends. Visit for a few minutes each day to explore new music and compete in our daily track competitions. Or just relax with the Endless Playlist where we suggest new songs based on your music preferences.
iRok2 is so free, it’s ridiculous. We recognize, however, that some people enjoy stepping up their game a notch, so we provide options for everyone. Gamers may play for free and unlock new capabilities, customizations and songs as they progress or they may choose to supplement their experience with the purchase of in-game virtual goods.