Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame + new trailer
What began as a graduation assignment in September 2013, has become an ambitious, full-fledged and multidisciplinary art project. Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame is the world's first rock opera videogame which strives to combine music, gaming and theatre. In the game – a 'puzzle platformer/adventure experience game' – music plays an important role. The story is brought to you in the form of a rock opera. An all-star rock and metal cast steps into the shoes of the game's characters and brings the story through song. This cast features:
Simone Simons (Epica)
Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth)
Marc Hudson (Dragonforce)
Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)
Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
The orchestral portion of the score is performed by the Metropole Orkest (the world's biggest professional pop and jazz orchestra) and band members of Epica, Textures and Within Temptation.
Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame has several storylines. Karmaflow sets itself out from other contemporary titles in multiple ways, with the game’s massive emphasis on music being the most obvious. While other video games may treat sound and music design as a nice additional feature, in Karmaflow, music is everything to the game’s experience. The persistent rock opera singing guides the players on an epic journey that changes depending on their choices, which in turn affects the tone of the music heard.
Making choices is very important for the course of the game and the music, which – just like in the real world – revolves around balance and opposites like men versus nature, opposite religions, rich versus poor, et cetera.
The game will be released early 2015, for PC and MAC.
The rock opera will also be released as an album, in October 2014, and at the end of this year the concert series Karmaflow in Concert starts. Early 2015 there will be a big finale (coinciding with the release of the game), in the form of two shows in the Dutch city 's-Hertogenbosch. Karmaflow in Concert: The Rock Opera will feature part of the original cast from the game and the Metropole Orkest live on stage!
More information about Karmaflow in Concert? Click here.