Today on the “Well, That’s a Thing That Exists” showcase, we have Melissa Etheridge’s Phonebook Challenge – an iPhone and Android matching game the singing sensation made with the help of start-up studio HyperJamz.
The game is inspired by a song by Etheridge called “Take My Number.” The song, which is the first single off Etheridge’s new album “This is M.E.,” accompanies you via a stream while you play.
Players earn points by tapping on groups of falling guitar picks in order to complete names and numbers selected from your Contacts list. Ideally, you’ll learn every friend’s number off by heart – and maybe you’ll be inspired to re-connect with some old pals you haven’t seen in a long time.
Melissa Etheridge’s Phonebook Challenge is free to download, but you can make in-app purchases for special picks. You can also pay $2.99 to get rid of ads. It’s definitely a strange title that seemingly came out of nowhere, but if Kim Kardashian can find mobile game fame, who’s to say Melissa Etheridge can’t do the same?