Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame

An immersive 3D platform/puzzle adventure feat. several rock/metal singers, a band and full orchestra! PC & MAC
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Ivo van Dijk
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Gaming
's-Hertogenbosch
Netherlands
7 Team Members
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND CONTRIBUTIONS!
We made a whopping EUR 31.000 thanks to your help!
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THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL INDIEGOGO PAGE:

With your contribution we will be able to create the world's first rock opera videogame as we envision: with the best musicians possible. We are aiming at involving a cast of 10 singers and a 52 piece symphonic orchestra, to deliver the best musical experience possible. Team Karmaflow consists of 24 enthusiastic members, including people who have worked for Guerilla Games (Killzone), Ronimo Games (Awesomenauts) and Triumph Studios (Overlord, Age of Wonders).

The following cast members will take part in Karmaflow and will lend their voice to different characters in the game (more vocalists to be announced):
 

From left to right: 
Marc Hudson (Dragonforce), Henning Basse (MaYaN, Uli John Roth), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Mark Jansen (Epica, MaYaN), Simone Simons (Epica), Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth, Devilment), Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania), Alissa White-Gluz (The Agonist)

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Karmakeeper model

Karmaflow is a third person puzzle/platform adventure, and the world's first rock opera video game! The game is aimed at immersion and experience, and brings a new take on the genre of "rock opera". We are pursuing to bring you a never seen (and heard) before experience through the medium of video game.

Weaver Conceptart

In a rich fantasy setting, you take on the role of the
Karmakeeper, who is responsible for maintaining the balance in different worlds. You will travel to these worlds and have to save the Guardian Spirits that live there, by finding and unlocking the long lost Karmaflows.

Through puzzling, platforming and exploration, you will be treated to an extensive story told through interactive music. The Karmakeeper will gain new abilities while making his way through rich environments, and uses sources of Good Karma he can find in the world to drive out the Bad Karma that led to the Guardian Spirits' downfall.

karmakeeper

We are currently in pre-production, and are working hard on defining the artstyle and making the first music for the game. We are all great lovers of games such as
Journey, the Zelda-series and the darker tone of Darksiders, and are drawing inspiration from these unique fantasy-based art styles.

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Music

 

The music is a huge driving force behind the game's experience, and will make use of a complex adaptive system (in other words, the music will react to your actions and your surrounding). The musical style will be a mixture of rock/metal, orchestral music, several ethnic instruments and a cast of awesome singers, who will tell you the story behind the characters they are portraying in the game.

Let me present to you the musicians involved, and are ready to start recording the soundtrack once we will have our funding together:

 

metropole

The Metropole Orchestra is a world famous multi-grammy award winning/nominated Dutch “pop”-orchestra. They have played with acts such as Basement Jaxx, Within Temptation, Junkie XL and many others. We are very excited they will be part of Karmaflow!

marc hudson

Marc Hudson is the lead singer for English speed-metal band Dragonforce, with whom he has toured the world. He is an amazing vocalist and has already lend his voice to the teaser you can see and hear at the top of the page.

Simone Simons

Simone is the lead singer of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica. Simone is another great addition to the palette of voices for Karmaflow, and with her beautifull mezzo-soprano voice will bring life to one of the Guardian Spirits in one of the Karmaflow worlds...

Mark Jansen

Mark is founder, songwriter, guitarist and grunter/screamer for both the bands Epica and MaYaN. His low rumbling grunt voice will suit the Karmaflow character we have in mind for him perfectly! 

Dani Filth

Dani is frontman of (in)famous black metal outfit Cradle of Filth. His unique screaming and grunting techniques will help bring the Karmaflow universe alive in a dark and frightening tone...

Mariangela is singer in Norwegian based gothic-metal pioneers Tristania. She has a powerfull and beautifull voice, and well enlighten the world of Karmaflow with her singing...



Beauty and brutality, if there's one women that can bring you both it is Alissa and her band The Agonist. Grunts, screams and clean vocals, Alissa can do it all... This lends itself perfectly to an amazing array of emotions... Which we will all be using in the world of Karmaflow!

Elize Ryd

As one of the upcoming "Queens of Metal", we are happy to welcome Elize to the Karmaflow cast! She has an amazing voice as she has shown with her band Amaranthe and as vocalist for Kamelot.

Henning Basse

Henning is and has been lead singer of many bands, including Sons of Season, MaYaN, Metallium, Firewind and so on. He has a powerfull voice which lends itself perfectly to the theatrical music of
Karmaflow!

We will announce more singers in the coming months!


band

The musicians in the picture above will bring you the rock and metal portion of the soundtrack for Karmaflow. If you know them, you know they will deliver an awesome job... If you don't know them, look them and their bands up, they are all amazing musicians!

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We need funding to hire the orchestra, rock-musicians and singers that we want to include in this project! Besides that, there are a number of other things, like hiring studio's, technicians etcetera. Our Lead Artist Jordi has made this nice pie (mmmm, pie!) chart to give you an idea of the costs involved:

 

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About

 

For everyone donating €10 or more, you can get the game and the soundtrack! For higher perks, we are also planning on making a physical copy of the soundtrack, which will be a limited edition of 1000 copies, and will come in a sleek package with a nice booklet containing additional info on the story of Karmaflow. There are some nice other perks (A set of tarot cards, Skype meetings, and for the most loyal fans we can make an in-game statue!), so please take your time to read them!

 

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Team

We are a young team consisting of very enthusiastic game designers and artists, and a composer and arrangers. MASH foundation is helping us out realising this project, and we will all be working on Karmaflow the coming year

stretch

 

So what if we actually (and off course we hope we do) surpass our goal? 

EUR 55.000,-

Oculus Rift 

One of things we would like to do, is built in Oculus Rift support. Off course this means we will need to get a developers kit and put in extra time to make the control scheme work with the Oculus. Even though the game will be third person, we feel that bringing Karmaflow to Oculus would greatly enhance the immersion for you, the player! 

 

EUR 70.000,-

Extra World 

Currently we are aiming at five worlds which you have to visit. We have so many ideas, that we would love to develop more of these world. If we reach 70.000, we will still release the game with five worlds, but will make a download of the sixth world available for free as soon as possible after the initial release! 

 

EUR 90.000,- 

Karmaflow in concert 

One of the things we would love to do, is bring Karmaflow to the stage. You can imagine that this will be a massive undertaking, and can only be done once or twice. An extra perk for a concert ticket will be made available as soon as the previous stretch goal (70.000) has been surpassed. If we reach this stretch goal, we will make a live-registration of the concert which we will make available to ALL the people who contributed to the Indiegogo campaign.

 

conclusion

 

We are very excited about Karmaflow and hope you are too! Help us realize our dream by donating some money and claim your perk! Want to help in other ways than donating? Help us spread the word and share our campaign on Facebook, Twitter or other social media! Also, please get in touch if you think you can help in any other way to have us realize Karmaflow! Thanks for your time and we can't wait to bring you...

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So, tell me again, what kind of game is Karmaflow?
Karmaflow is a third person platform puzzle game, and utilizes adaptive music and song to tell you the story behind it's world!

Sounds cool! On what platform can I play it then?
Karmaflow will be available for PC and MAC. We will make sure there is very nice gamepad functionality as well, and are off course hoping to bring it to other platforms in the future!

When will it be released?
We are aiming at a release Q4 2014. Things can always change, but we have a tight planning and a great team, and are working very hard on making this release date!

But I don't believe in Karma!

Well, you are free to believe whatever you want! But remember, the
Karmakeeper is always watching.

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  • €1,000EUR
    Featured
    Universal Karma Machine

    You don't just control Karma, you are part of what makes Karma tick! You will receive everything mentioned above (except for the Karma Keeper Plus perk), plus you will get an in-game statue in the hall of the Karmaflow Universe, which will have your name on the plaque. If you have other special wishes, please feel free to get in touch with us!

    1 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €5EUR
    Karma Observer

    You kept an eye out on the balance of Karma, good for you! We thank you for the support, your name will be mentioned on the thanks list in-game!

    13 claimed

  • €7EUR
    For my friend!

    Get a second download for the game and the soundtrack for a friend! Make sure you already claimed the EUR 10,- or higher perk. Fill out your friend's e-mail adress in the shipping fields and we will send the download links to him/her as a gift from you!

    9 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €10EUR
    Karma Apprentice

    You are willing to learn and control the workings of Karma! Same as before, plus you will receive a downloadable copy of both the game and the soundtrack. AFTER THE INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN THE GAME WILL BE SOLD AT THIS PRICE WITHOUT THE SOUNDTRACK!

    509 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €25EUR
    Karmaflow Album

    This perk is meant for those of you who just want the album in a sleek package! Including bonustracks that are not included in the downloadable version of the soundtrack! Ex. Shipping!

    77 out of 250 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €25EUR
    Karma Warrior

    You fight to keep the balance of Karma in order! Same as Karma Apprantice perk, but now with added downloadable bonus content (including a documentary on the making of Karmaflow and additional news).

    54 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €50EUR
    Karma Master

    You teach others the way of Karma! Same as previous perks, and you will receive a physical copy of the album in a sleek package! (Ex. Shipping)

    98 out of 250 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €150EUR
    Karma Collector

    You find out locations with bad Karma and use your knowledge and wisdom to restore the balance! Same as previous perks, your name will be mentioned with extra special thanks, and you will receive an exclusive set of 10 Karmaflow Tarot cards and a T-shirt. (Ex. Shipping, please mail us your shirt size: S, M, L, XL)

    15 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €500EUR
    Karma Keeper

    Same as previous perks, plus we can put your website's banner on our site, on Facebook and other social media outlets upon request. Plus you can request a skype chat with the team members! If you have other special wishes, please feel free to get in touch with us!

    0 out of 50 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €550EUR
    Karma Keeper Plus

    Same as previous perk, plus you are also welcome to visit the orchestral recordings of the Metropole Orchestra in the MCO (Muziek Centrum van de Omroepen), Hilversum, The Netherlands. This will be one date only somewhere in March or April 2014, so make sure your agenda is free in that period.

    2 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €750EUR
    Custom Karmaflow Jacket (NEW)

    THIS PERK IS NOT INCLUDED WITH ANY OF THE OTHER PERKS (except Karma Machine God). A custom Karmaflow jacket hand-made by Dutch designer and stylist Ingeborg Steenhorst! You can give input on the design, and we'll give you clear instructions on how to take measurements. Delivery date upon request!

    1 out of 10 claimed

  • €750EUR
    Custom Karmaflow Jacket (NEW)

    THIS PERK IS NOT INCLUDED WITH ANY OF THE OTHER PERKS (except Karma Machine God). A custom Karmaflow jacket hand-made by Dutch designer and stylist Ingeborg Steenhorst! You can give input on the design, and we'll give you clear instructions on how to take measurements. Delivery date upon request!

    0 out of 10 claimed

  • €1,050EUR
    Universal Karma Machine Plus

    Same as previous perk, and you are also welcome to visit the orchestral recordings of the Metropole Orchestra in the MCO (Muziek Centrum van de Omroepen), Hilversum, The Netherlands. This will be one date only somewhere in March or April 2014, so make sure your agenda is free in that period.

    1 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €1,500EUR
    Karma Machine God (NEW)

    Same as Universal Karma Machine perk, but now with the custom Karmaflow jacket!

    0 out of 5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: November 2014
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