A New Kind of Keytar: JamLegend, Guitar Hero for the Internet

Say good-bye to workplace productivity! JamLegend–a free, internet-based version of Guitar Hero–is totally going to be the new Scrabulous, allowing people to procrastinate and waste time at work and at home by….rocking out on their keyboards! Amazing! We may never work again.

TechCrunch tells us all about it. It’s in private beta but you might still be able to play the initial version when you sign up with their secret code: TechCrunch. Once you pick a song and a difficulty level, the game begins. On your computer screen, notes flow down as dots on a guitar fret, and you have to be quick on the keyboard as they pass by. You can even pick up your keyboard and play “Jam Style,” just like you’re playing air guitar. (There’s also "chill style" for those who want to keep the internet game playing on the downlow).

Friends can join on the fun too. A green dot at the top of the screen will tell you when they’re online, and you either duel or have a simultaneous showdowns. The geniuses at the JamLegend startup are working on Facebook and MySpace applications as we type.

It’s a new kind of keytar!

A New Kind of Keytar: JamLegend, Guitar Hero for the Internet