A new musical app for children is about to enter the scene from Icelandic developer Rosamosi, with the aim of bringing the magic of music through fun and creative play to children and young people via tablets and smartphones. Players are invited to join the Mussila band on their musical journey and to help them find their lost instruments and costumes on the way. Mussila is a creative game that gives kids the basic skills and instruments to play and create their own music. The app is designed for children 6-11 years old, and the aim is they learn the basics in music through play with no previous experience required. Players travel with the Mussila band and participate in jam sessions with musical monsters, the sessions take place on mountainsides surrounded by mystical creatures. The player progresses through skill building levels, by recognizing different instruments and defining rhythms and melodies. Mussila is based on a thoroughly planned curriculum, made to encourage the child’s self esteem through accomplished and fun play. It is a zero violence and gender-neutral adventure in which your child learns musical understanding they can build on for life.
The developer Rosamosi was founded by Margrét Juliana Sigurdardottir, a DipRAM postgraduate from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and computer engineer Hilmar Thor Birgisson. With grants from The Icelandic Technology Fund and Nordic Game Institute, they took off with a talented team of friends and colleagues in early 2015. Based in Iceland, many traits of their Nordic home country can be found in the scenes of Mussila; volcanoes, lava and glacial rivers that all play a part in the drama and fun. Rosamosi believes in music making being part of our everyday lives and that music education should be available for everyone. Rosamosi is a part of Kids App Collective, a unique group of award winning app developers from across the globe.
Global launch is on June 14th