Ovelin ltd

Ovelin launches Mr. Fastfinger Challenge for Online guitar game GuitarBots

Press Release   •   May 14, 2013 06:09 EDT

SAN FRANCISCO – (14 May, 2013) – Ovelin ltd. announced today the release of a new “Mr. Fastfinger challenge”song package for GuitarBots (www.guitarbots.com), the social guitar game played with a real guitar. The new song package release introduces new, challenging levels for more advanced guitarists. With the release, Ovelin ltd. hints of oncoming, exciting content releases and features in GuitarBots for more serious guitar gamers.


New Mr.FastFinger song and exercise package available globally 14 May 2013.

Full level video playlist at: here

Full image package available : here

The released Mr. Fastfinger challenge features six new levels with advanced rhythm and lead guitar exercises. The released song levels feature new, original songs tailored for GuitarBots byMr. Fastfinger” (sensei), the hugely popular animated character from the guitar instructional site GuitarShredShow.com (with millions of visitors), produced and composed by JamTrackCentral.com featured guitarist Mika Tyyskä. The Mr. Fastfinger song package release in GuitarBots also acts as a teaser to the oncoming release of "Stringweaver" EP, featuring full versions of the tracks presented in the GuitarBots Mr.Fastfinger song package (Awaki-Waki, Practice Heart, Nightvisions ) and an extra track “Sandwashing”.

The release of the Mr. Fastfinger challenge paves the way for more serious guitar gaming, controlled with a real guitar, also for advanced guitarists. "I'm not usually spending time with computer games, but then I was introduced to something special by the creators of GuitarBots” said Mika Tyyskä. “The game detects your guitar playing, the pitch and timing incredibly well - I tested some of the already exciting game levels and realized the potential of the game. I was very much inspired of this opportunity"

The release of Mr. FastFinger challenge also introduces a novel, interactive means of releasing music. The gamified setting introduces a deeper level of interaction with song content, and opens an array of new possibilities for fan engagement. “You can get so much deeper with the music when you’re playing it yourself. Once I had started working on the music, I realised the material would also make a nice stand alone music release”, commented Mika Tyyskä.

In addition to the game levels, another layer of instruction is provided by a simultaneous release of tutorial videos for the released game levels. ”Learning to play advanced levels such as the Mr. Fastfinger challenge can be quite technical – when you combine technique videos with the engaging, real-life gameplay of GuitarBots, you have a very powerful, fully featured learning package that makes technical practice more interesting”, explained Mikko Kaipainen, the COO and co-founder of Ovelin ltd., the developer of GuitarBots.

Mr. Fastfinger song package is available online 14th May 2013 for Pc and Mac computers, at www.guitarbots.com.

The “Stringweaver” EP will be available 21th March from All major digital download stores, including tracks:

  1. Awaki-Waki
  2. Practice Heart
  3. Nightvisions
  4. Sandwashing (*EP only, not included in the GuitarBots game package)

For more information about GuitarBots visit : www.guitarbots.com

For inquiries, contact: Mika Jalonen, media@ovelin.com (+358 40 7764954)

More information about Ovelin at: www.ovelin.com

Ovelin youtube channel : www.youtube.com/ovelinbird


Ovelin ltd is gaming company based in Helsinki, Finland. The company is best known for its iPad title "Wild Chords", which has been Number 1 Music app in 34 countries in the Apple Appstore. The company has also been awarded multiple prizes, for example :

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES “WORLDS BEST APPS LIST 2012″
  • BEST EUROPEAN LEARNING GAME (LUDUS)
  • IPAD GAME OF THE YEAR 2012 (TILT TV)
  • WINNER OF SXSW ACCELERATOR 2012 (MUSIC)
  • WINNER OF MIDEM LABS COMPETITION 2012
  • MOST INNOVATIVE GAME OF 2012 NOMINEE (IMG AWARDS)
  • 2012 FLURRY SPOTLIGHT FINALIST
  • WINNER OF TECH CITY UK 2012 (STARTUP COMPETITION)
  • WINNER OF SLUSH 2012 FI (STARTUP COMPETITION)
  • NORDIC GAME AWARDS 2012 NOMINEE
  • APP OF THE MONTH (MUSICIANS WITH APPS)