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Icelandic Music-Loving Mouse Now a Video Game

maximusmusicusMaximus Musicus is the protagonist of Icelandic children’s books by Hallfrídur Ólafsdóttir and Thórarinn Már Baldursson featuring a mouse which stumbles into the orchestra and starts loving the music. The books have been published in many different countries and now a video game about the mouse has been released.

The video game was designed by software company Fancy Pants Global for iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch. The game is a collection of virtual instruments where children can play the harp, percussion, xylophone or piano, either spontaneously or with the aid of a simple memory game, a press release explains.

The game trains both the visual and musical memory. It is also possible to solve puzzles and guess what musical instrument is inside the secret box.

Following the release of the Maximus Musicus game, Fancy Pants Global has also published a Christmas edition under the name Maxi’s Holiday Piano where users can learn how to play a few classic Christmas songs on the piano.

Maxi’s Holiday Piano is free and also published for iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch.

Fancy Pants Global is an Icelandic startup company founded in March 2009. The game’s development was supported by the Innovation Center Iceland and the Reykjavík City Culture Fund.

Click here to read more about the Maximus Musicus books.

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