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Ovelin launches GuitarBots at Slush Conference, Helsinki, Finland

HELSINKI, Finland, November 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Ovelin Ltd. announced today the release of their second title GuitarBots, an innovative guitar learning game played online with any real guitar - acoustic or electric at Northern Europe's leading startup conference, Slush, Helsinki Finland.  

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GuitarBots takes the concept of gamified guitar learning introduced in the company's previous title WildChords to a whole new level, offering challenges both for the beginner and more advanced guitarists.The player on an intergalactic quest of guitar mastery. To save an oncoming space concert, the player must learn basic guitar skills. In order to advance in the game, the  player has to unlock new songs and practice areas by playing songs correctly with a band. This game-like progression makes it fun and motivating to develop real guitar skills.

"Everyone has the potential to learn to play a musical instrument - The key to success is to keep practicing, especially in the early phases," said ChristophThür, Ovelin CEO and founder.  "GuitarBots makes guitar practice more fun and motivating, which in turn makes learning
easier."

GuitarBots is suitable for all ages and skill levels, featuring step-by-step tutorials, a built-in tuner and a variety of songs with both beginner and advanced difficulty levels.

"We wanted to make GuitarBots easy to start, even if you've never played the guitar. The game starts by teaching you how to tune the guitar, and guides you step-by-step to more advanced skills," said MikkoKaipainen, the COO and co-founder. "More advanced users can choose to skip the basics and start playing the more difficult songs right away."

Starting with GuitarBots is simple - you can play the game directly on your web browser. The game is played with a real guitar (acoustic or electric), using the computer's microphone to "listen" to the chords and notes played. No cables or complicated setup required.

GuitarBots is available online for Mac and PC computers on the web browser. Mobile device (tablet and phone) clients are currently in development and will be announced in the near future.

GuitarBots is available online at  http://www.guitarbots.com.

Slush, Northern Europe's leading startup conference takes place yearly in Helsinki, Finland. Slush brings together the early-stage startup scene from Northern Europe and Russia with top-tier angel investors and venture capitalists. Slush is organised by Helsinki-based accelerator Startup Sauna. For more information about Slush contact Charlotta Liukas, [email protected]

About Ovelin ltd.

Ovelin is changing the way people learn to play musical instruments. Headquartered in Finland, the company is known as the creator of the popular guitar learning game WildChords for iPad. WildChords, played cord-free with a real guitar, has been the number 1 music app in 34 countries, featured in the Sunday Times 'World's Best Apps 2012' list, WIRED magazine and TechCrunch. It has also won several awards, the Best European Learning Game in 2011, and winner of SXSW 2012 and MIDEM 2012.

http://www.ovelin.com
http://www.youtube.com/ovelinbird

About WildChords

WildChords is a popular guitar learning game developed by Ovelin for the Apple iPad It is played with a real guitar, utilizing leading world-class audio signal processing to enable cordless gameplay. The game uses the microphones of the iPad to "listen" to the chords and notes played on the instrument. WildChords is suitable for the beginner guitar players of all ages.

More details on WildChords on the Apple App Store at:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wildchords/id453707538?ls=1&mt=8

About Slush
Slush is a two day startup conference bringing together dynamic, early-stage startups with angel investors and venture capitalists. Organised by Helsinki-based accelerator, Startup Sauna, Slush consists of two days filled with pitches, lightning talks, fireside chats, product demos, investor meetings, coaching sessions, job interviews and, above all, extensive feedback.

http://www.slush.fi

 

For more information contact Ovelin ltd on +358407764954, [email protected] or visit http://www.ovelin.com/guitarbots.


 

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