Mubik Entertainment Ltd. and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences have started co-operation on health-related game development.
Metropolia approached Mubik with a suggestion to participate in the EduDigi program which aims to develop new digital tools, such as gamified apps & mobile games, for an open innovation platform.
The project started on February 2018 and lasted until mid-May. The target of the project was to build a digital musical game for senior citizens and particularly those suffering from dementia. EduDigi program targets such applications to be used in education of occupational & music therapists as well as in geriatric education. The team of 4 students participated in a project, where new gaming method was developed based on patented MUBIK musical platform.
“Thanks to Metropolia and EduDigi program, we were given a whole development team for a certain period of time. A team of 2 developers, an artist and a producer gave their best effort to develop a new, simplified gaming method for elderly and other special groups. Development was done on an open development Platform Unity 3D. That gave us a useful springboard to extend our offering also to Android & other platforms beyond current iOS platform” says Mr. Ilkka Räsänen, CEO of Mubik Entertainment Ltd.
Mubik demonstrated their co-operation and products at the Metropolia stand at a Nursing exhibition on April, where among others MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen visited the Metropolia stand, including the Mubik booth.
Founded in 2012 and based in Espoo, Finland, Mubik develops music-based cognitive applications for the health & wellbeing sector, including use by consumers such as elderly people living at home, and institutional use for therapy and rehabilitation.