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New York based RoGame Software announces Mozart 2.0 for Mac OS. Version 2.0 supports
Mac OS 10.7 (Lion), features a re-written game engine, a revised scoring mechanism,
a new training mode, updated graphics, a new soundtrack and many new note
characters. Advanced instruments instruments add positioning and non-diatonic notes
with all common accidentals including double-sharps and double-flats. Movable and
fixed Do solfége styles are supported and all stringed instruments can be custom
tuned.

Mozart is an educational game for music students and enthusiasts that brings a bit
of fun into reading music. During the game notes stream from the left to the right
and have to be identified with one of the 6 provided instruments. The problem is
that there are not only notes to deal with, but also all sorts of other entities
that may explode, shift places or change the key signatures around for no reason at
all. There are two basic instruments where either letters like C, D, E or tone
syllables like Do, Re, Mi are assigned. Four advanced input instruments - bass,
guitar, mandolin and piano - are also available.

Mozart 2.0 makes a distiction between basic and advanced instruments. Advanced
instruments are those based on real instruments like guitar or piano. These
instruments now evaluate octaves (i.e. middle c will require a different input than
c an octave higher). Additionally instrument positions come into play. The guitar
instrument for example will move up to higher positions as the game level increases.
Yet another new feature for advanced instruments are accidentals. These are
introduced gradually and include all base accidentals as well as double-flats and
double-sharps in the higher levels.

Mozart 2.0 is fully compatible with Mac OS 10.7 (Lion), is built on a completely
re-written game engine and revised scoring machanism. It provides smoother
animation, a background soundtrack and adds localized support for the Mac OS help
system. A new Training Mode has been added to enable the practicing of specific
positions in the advanced instruments as positions remain static throughout the game
in this mode. A 50% speed reduction is available for all instruments in Training
Mode.

Other prominent changes include left-handed display choices for the bass, guitar and
mandolin instruments, major graphic updates and many new game characters. These
include key signature switchers, flyers that pass by other notes, super bombs, super
jumpers and more. A new level restart token allows starting a game at a formerly
achieved level. When a level restart token is identified correctly a heart shaped
icon appears next to the score display with the level number indicated. Additional
level tokens acquired in higher levels replace any previous tokens. This feature
allows advanced players to keep the game play in the advanced levels of the game.

Mozart makes the task of learning how to read music enjoyable by immersing the
student in a well-designed and challenging game. The didactic advantage to this
approach is quite considerable for one because the time spent playing a game is not
perceived as "study time" by the player. On top of that, however, the game forces
players to identify notes very quickly as the animation progresses, a note changes
position or the key signature changes in mid-flight. In version 2.0 the average time
a player spends completing a game has more than doubled. At the same time the
inclusion of accidentals and instrument positioning has broadened the spectrum of
what is learned in the game. Anyone involved in learning or teaching an instrument
or music in general will find Mozart to be of great value and most importantly -
great fun.


Features:
• supports Mac OS 10.7 (Lion)
• very immersive game play
• 2 basic instruments (a, b, c, or do, re, mi)
• 4 advanced instruments (bass, guitar, mandolin and piano)
• supports movable and fixed Do
• training mode
• half-speed option
• alto, bass, tenor, treble clefs
• all major and minor keys
• non-diatonic notes
• adjustable tuning for all string instruments
• support for left-handed players
• high-quality samples
• top ten list
• localized help
• Academic discounts available
• Localized into Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish


Minimum Requirements:
• Mac OS 10.6.6 or later
• 64-bit processor
• 28.9 MB RAM

Pricing and Availability:
Mozart ME 2.0 for Mac OS X costs $12.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other
currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the
Music category. Educational discounts as well as a limited number of teacher copies
are available.


RoGame Software                http://www.rogame.com/
Product URL                        http://mac.rogame.com/pages/Mozart.html
Mac App Store Link                http://itunes.com/mac/rogamesoftware/mozartme


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