Games are easy, learning Music Theory is not. For amateur musicians HOOT is the only Sheet Music Learning Game that helps them to learn how to Read Music in a fun way.
Hurry Up! Games is a finnish startup releasing their first game HOOT. The company is being run by two long time musicians and game developers Miro Holopainen and Antti Kovanto. The idea of the game is for amateur musicians, mainly children, to learn the basics of music theory while playing a very casual game.
The guys would hate it if any child would stop making music, because they were being force fed music theory. They believe smart parents will see it the same way as they do, as many of them have had bad experiences in their own childhood and do not want their children to go through the same experiences.
The idea for the game came from struggling to learn music theory. “I love music and I’ve been a musician for over twenty years. I realized I needed to learn music theory to breakthrough to the next level. But.. It turns out learning sheet music is a struggle. I thought to myself, there must be a better way to learn this stuff.“ Says Miro Holopainen, the designer of HOOT.
The Hurry Up! guys are keeping it purposefully small and indie. “Right now, we’re just two guys making games the way we like them. We don’t want to be the biggest company in the world, or even the biggest one in Finland. Instead, we are highly creative, efficient, successful and fair.” says Antti Kovanto the coder and the other co-founder of Hurry Up! Games.
HOOT is being funded by AppCampus and the two entrepreneurs were educated in AppCademy to enhance their possibility of success in the future.