GuitarBots Turns Guitar Practice Into Social Gaming!
OVELIN LTD. INTRODUCES GUITARBOTS –
THE SOCIAL GUITAR GAME PLAYED WITH A REAL GUITAR
Ovelin ltd. are proud to announce the release of social features to ‘GuitarBots’, taking their previously released guitar game to it’s the next level of development by turning guitar practice into a true online social gaming experience!
The updated ‘GuitarBots’ includes new social features making it possible for aspiring and experienced guitarists alike to invite friends from existing social networks such as Facebook to compete with them in real-life guitar skills.
The motivational aspects of ‘GuitarBots’ are reinforced by the introduction of a novel set of challenges (achievements) that reward, encourage, and inspire players to advance in certain areas of guitar-playing; examples are mastering a certain set of chords, playing a certain amount of notes, or practice frequency.
”Playing the guitar is a social activity above all; that is a missing link in the existing guitar learning products and services available until now, and ‘GuitarBots’ will set new milestones and expectations from aspiring guitarists” . Says Christoph Thür, the CEO & Co-founder of Ovelin. “GuitarBots is the first service available that combines guitar learning, social networking and real-life guitar practice into one, fully featured package”
The released ‘GuitarBots’ update adds a range of unique and exciting features:
- Invite friends from different sources: Facebook, email, personal invite link.
- Track your progress in the game (guitarist level) and earn achievements for improving in different areas of guitar skill.
- Compete with your friends by completing new songs (completion), practicing more often for longer periods (motivation), and getting better at different areas (achievement).
- Social high score boards (highest scoring players on a certain song)
‘GuitarBots’ is available NOW by visiting www.guitarbots.com, and is compatible with PC & MAC. Mobile versions of the game are currently in development and scheduled for release in the near future. The network is available as a FREE trial, limiting users to 5 minutes of playtime per day, with a cap of 1 hour per day by inviting friends to partake in the fun (5 minutes of playtime per added friend). Additional playtime and access to premium features is available by purchasing a Premium account, priced at USD $9.99 per month.
‘GuitarBots’ is an innovative online guitar learning game played with any real guitar, acoustic or electric. ‘GuitarBots’ turns real guitar practice into online gaming with social features, making it more motivating and fun to develop real life guitar skills. Starting with ‘GuitarBots’ is easy, 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. ‘GuitarBots’ is suitable for all ages and skill levels featuring step-by-step tutorials, a built-in tuner and a variety of songs accommodating all difficulty levels.
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 the Apple 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!