Posts Tagged ‘Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame’

We Salute You: Rock Opera Karmaflow Released

Say the words “rock opera” and some loathsome cynical tumour deep within me will writhe as it tries to excrete a snobbish joke about Ben Elton. I’m trying to be a better person, trying so hard every day. But look, here’s Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame. It’s a puzzle-platformer with a cast list that reads like the unofficial soundtrack to a late-’90s IRC channel, filled with folks from metal bands including Dragonforce, Arch Enemy, Sonata Arctica, and Cradle of Filth. The first of two acts launched yesterday, and it’s become an actual real-world rock opera too.

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I Am Pretty Much All About This Rock Opera Game

I have no eyes so I must sing

You might remember that I reported on the Indiegogo for a rock opera videogame called Karmaflow a while back. Dumb name I know, but rock operas are kind of inherently dumb in the most spectacular, wonderful fashions possible. The crowdfunding campaign didn’t quite get full funding, but it yielded enough for the team to really get into the multi-part harmony with string accompaniment that is game development. It’s looking like exactly my kind of thing, too: think Journey with power metal sing-a-longs. I KNOW. I know. New trailer below.

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