Tune It Up! is a digital music toy that allows players to create a short composition using a drag and drop interface. There are 3 themes to choose from, each with a unique set of art and musical notes, as well as random events that can start a score-based mini-game or change the composition's tempo.

This project's creation was funded by the Iowa City Public Library and the primary development target was a 1080p touch-enabled table housed in the children's area of the library. For the best experience, we recommend running the app on a touchscreen large enough for multiple players to collaborate, but if you don't have a touch device available, you can still enjoy the game using a mouse.

In the downloadable versions only, an "Administrator Menu" can be opened at any time by pressing Ctrl+Shift+A. This menu allows certain game options to be set and allows the user to manage saved compositions. Additionally, a "Debug Menu" can be opened by pressing Ctrl+Shift+D.

"Local game developer encourages you to Tune It Up!" - Little Village Magazine


  • Tap or left click anywhere on the grid to spawn a note
  • Tap/click and drag from one of the four note "containers" to spawn a corresponding note, release to place it on the grid
  • Tap/click and drag any existing notes to reposition them on the grid or drop them off-grid to delete them
    • Mouse users can also right-click a note to delete it
  • Double tap/click one of the four containers to designate that container as the "active" one (notes generated by tapping on grid will come from the "active" container)
  • Tap/click the THEME button to change themes, the DEMOS button to cycle through some built-in compositions, or CLEAR to erase all placed notes


Programming by Izzy Kestrel
Art by Clover Greenhalgh
Music & Sound Effects by Reid Turner

Created with Scirra Construct 2
"Smart" spritefont by Eeve Somepx

Funded by the Iowa City Public Library

Updated 11 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorVirtually Competent
Made withConstruct
TagsColorful, Multiplayer, Music, Space, Touch-Friendly
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsMouse, Touchscreen
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 16


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Tune It Up (Windows).zip 50 MB
Tune It Up (Mac).zip 64 MB
Tune It Up (Linux).zip 55 MB


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Hello Virtually Competent,

My name is Antonia Gates, I manage the games at CoolmathGames.com. I really enjoyed Tune it Up!, I think it would be a great fit on our site!

I'm writing to ask if the game is available for non-exclusive licensing. Our licenses are totally non-exclusive, so you would maintain all of the IP rights and could continue to develop and distribute the game however you'd like to.

Please let me know if it is available, and how much it would cost. I'm looking forward to discussing this with you soon!

Best regards,

Antonia Gates


Amazing game truly,

I love this it's so cute

a cute music game 

very goood recomended for anyone who likes to make music with easy tools.

(whack-a-mole included)