Ovelin ltd. announced the release of a Christmas Song Package for the recently launched online guitar learning title GuitarBots. The release enables any beginner or advanced guitarist to get ready for the holiday season by learning to play Christmas songs on the guitar, playing a computer game. Along with new song content, the release also includes new features and extensions that showcase the continuous development of GuitarBots as a gamified learning application.
GuitarBots Christmas song package features nine new levels, with Christmas-themed challenges for both beginners and more advanced guitarists. There are both more traditional and more modern interpretations of known classics, such as “Jingle Bells”, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Silent Night”. The new package features both chord-, note- and mixed exercises.
”Genuine holiday spirit and guitar playing definitely have something in common – participation really makes a difference” said Joaquin Hernandez, the Music and Education Content Designer at Ovelin. “We wanted to make something that makes it possible for anyone to participate in making it a Christmas by learning to play.”
The released Christmas song package also gives hints of oncoming development of GuitarBots as a all-in-one, continuously improving guitar learning concept:
- Support for plug-in instrument (useful for electric guitars and semi-acoustic guitars) in addition to using the built-in mic
- Tutorial videos accessible in-game : youtube videos for instructing the player to play certain basic levels
- Ask a teacher : premium users can send questions to a real guitar teacher directly from the game account
- Customized learning: Improved editor, that allows users to create their own song levels within the game. Import feature from popular guitar tab formats to the game are to be released in the near future.
“Everyone has the potential to learn to play a musical instrument – what would be a better Christmas gift than the first step to something that has value for a lifetime?”, said Mika Jalonen, the CMO of Ovelin. “The best thing is thatGuitarBots doesn’t stop at the end like games often do – it evolves fast and continues to keep you motivated.”
GuitarBots Christmas Song Package is available online for free for Pc and Mac computers. The new levels and game improvements are added directly to existing user accounts. With a free GuitarBots account, the users can play for 5 minutes per day, extensible up to 1 hour per day by inviting friends to join ( 5 minutes more per friend). Unlimited playtime is available for a monthly fee of $9.99.
GuitarBots is available online at: www.guitarbots.com