YOUR TASK: SHOOT THINGS

Critically-acclaimed art/music collective YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN presents a game + interactive rock opera blending its unique aesthetic with engaging play.
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Aylwin Lo
Gaming
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
2 Team Members

"YT//ST is the result of refinement and focus… requires an Olympic Stadium to contain it" - Pitchfork media

We're YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN, a critically-acclaimed interdisciplinary art collective based in Montreal and Toronto, Canada. We've released a self-recorded and engineered LP that did really well, made a bunch of top-10 lists, performed a few rock operas, built our own video and lighting systems, and toured internationally.

The next thing we want to do is create an interactive rock opera that's playable on your iOS or Android-based mobile device. 

We're not a group to shy away from big projects, but we know big projects need preparation too. We spent the last 6 months in the Canadian Film Centre's creative business development lab, ideaBOOST, honing our concept and business plan. We've paired up with Toronto-based indie game developers at Golden Gear Games to bring it to life, and now we're starting software development.

What we need & what you get

Development has begun, but with your support, we'll be able to supercharge our design process, creating more detailed, engaging art, and accelerate the development of our first gameplay prototypes, ensuring the game is fun and well-balanced. We'll give you a chance to provide feedback as we develop the game, and you'll get to hear parts of new songs as we record them for the game and build levels to suit them. 

We've got the usual perks you'd expect from a music-focused outfit: advance copies of our next studio LP (CD or vinyl: your pick, plus a digital download), posters, and t-shirts. 

The extra-cool stuff? Alaska B, YT//ST drummer and co-founder, is going to be collaborating with Montreal-based jeweller, Morgan Black (of Grimes pussy-ring fame) on a YOUR TASK // SHOOT THINGS collectable adornment, and also producing her very own hot sauce for you to pepper your edibles.

YT//ST lead singer and co-founder Ruby Kato Attwood is offering yoga lessons for our supporters in Montreal and Toronto, and for our Toronto supporters, YT//ST keyboardist Brendan Swanson is offering keyboard lessons as part of one of our perks.

Finally, for the discerning game-lover, we'll be producing a limited number of full-size and mini arcade cabinets loaded with custom-built hardware for you to enjoy and display YOUR TASK // SHOOT THINGS.

We're running an all-or-nothing campaign! If we don't succeed, we'll keep developing the game, but at a much slower pace, and the game art may not be as intricate. But we really want to see this happen, and we hope you do too.

               

 
Poster
Game
Album
Jewelry
Hot Sauce
Shirt
Yoga Lessons
Piano Lessons
Little arcade cabinet
$5: YOUR TASK // SUPPORT THINGS                  
$15: Game and
a poster
             
$25: Game and
a Jewelry
 
 
         
$45: Game and
an Album
 
           
$60: Bling &
Album Bundle
         
$75: Spicy 
Album Bundle
       
$125: Hot
Mess Bundle
     
$250: Yoga
Fire Bundle
 
   
$350: World's Biggest Pianist Bundle
   
 
$2500:
YOUR TASK Jr.
     

The impact

"Basically the most amazing band on the planet"
– MTV Iggy

This isn't your usual, hollow, band-licensing-out-their-IP-to-a-game-studio marketing exercise. YT//ST loves games, and Golden Gear loves working with established artists who are versed in other media formats. Not only will your financial support be used to develop the digital elements, but also go towards the recording and production of new YT//ST music.

We'll be putting as much love into the game as we put into our album, our costumes, our visual art, or our theatre work. We think you'll love it. 

Other Ways You Can Help

Can’t contribute financially? We get it. We've been there. You can still help us out! 

Share our project with your friends, and get on our email list

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$9,441CAD
raised by 138 people in 2 months
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$40,000 CAD goal
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This campaign ended on May 17, 2013
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  • $5CAD
    YOUR TASK // SUPPORT THINGS

    Our gratitude and a chance to be on our beta-testing list.

    4 claimed
  • $15CAD
    GAME AND A POSTER

    A limited edition YOUR TASK // SHOOT THINGS poster, and a copy of the game.

    32 claimed
  • $25CAD
    GAME AND A JEWELRY

    A piece of jewelry designed by Alaska B and Morgan Black, and a copy of the game.

    37 claimed
  • $45CAD
    GAME AND AN ALBUM

    A limited edition YOUR TASK // SHOOT THINGS poster, a copy of YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN's next album and a copy of the game.

    9 claimed
  • $60CAD
    BLING AND ALBUM BUNDLE

    A limited edition YOUR TASK // SHOOT THINGS poster, jewelry designed by Alaska B and Morgan Black, a copy of YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN's next album, and a copy of the game.

    22 claimed
  • $75CAD
    SPICY ALBUM BUNDLE

    A limited edition YOUR TASK // SHOOT THINGS poster, Alaska B's hot sauce, jewelry designed by Alaska B and Morgan Black, a copy of YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN's next album, and a copy of the game.

    11 claimed
  • $125CAD
    HOT MESS BUNDLE

    A limited edition YOUR TASK // SHOOT THINGS poster, Alaska B's hot sauce, jewelry designed by Alaska B and Morgan Black, a copy of YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN's next album, a YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN t-shirt and a copy of the game.

    7 claimed
  • $250CAD
    YOGA FIRE BUNDLE

    A yoga lesson with Ruby Kato Attwood, limited edition YOUR TASK // SHOOT THINGS poster, Alaska B's hot sauce, jewelry designed by Alaska B and Morgan Black, a copy of YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN's next album, and a copy of the game. (LIMITED # OF GROUP SESSIONS, TORONTO/MONTREAL ONLY)

    0 out of 15 claimed
  • $350CAD
    WORLD'S BIGGEST PIANIST BUNDLE

    3 keyboard lessons with Brendan Swanson, limited edition YOUR TASK // SHOOT THINGS poster, Alaska B's hot sauce, jewelry designed by Alaska B and Morgan Black, a copy of YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN's next album, and a copy of the game. (TORONTO ONLY)

    2 out of 10 claimed
  • $2,500CAD
    YOUR TASK JR.

    YOUR TASK // SHOOT THINGS mini-arcade box, limited edition YOUR TASK // SHOOT THINGS poster, Alaska B's hot sauce, jewelry designed by Alaska B and Morgan Black, a copy of YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN's next album, and a copy of the game. (Not included: pick-up/shipping from downtown Toronto)

    1 out of 4 claimed
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