Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame
Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame is part of the multidisciplinary project Karmaflow. The aim of the project is to unite music, games and theater in a unique way, experimenting with sung interactive narrative.
The music of the game features international singers from bands such as Dragonforce, Cradle of Filth, Epica, Sonata Arctica, Arch Enemy and more. The symphonic sound of the score is brought by the Dutch Metropole Orchestra. Check cast for all the artists and musicians!
The world's first Rock Opera Videogame
June 25, 2014
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. In the game – a 'puzzle platformer' or 'adventure game' – music plays an important role. That is because the story is brought to you in the form of a rock opera. An all-star cast steps into the shoes of the game's characters and brings the story singing. This cast features:
Simone Simons (Epica)
Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth)
Marc Hudson (Dragonforce)
Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)
Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
The musical 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
Watch the trailer and find more information on our Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame website.
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, in the form of two shows in the Dutch city 's-Hertogenbosch. Karmaflow in Concert: The Rock Opera will feature as much original cast members as possible.
* We regret to inform you that the show, scheduled on the 2nd of October at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, will be moved to a future date (will be announced). As you can imagine with a project involving over 30 musicians some planning issues may occur, and in this case we weren't able to schedule the final vocal recordings which needed to happen to complete the album.
More information about Karmaflow in Concert? Click here.
One of the characters from Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame (L) and a personification from Karmaflow in Concert (R)