"Songmasters" is an epic space opera, a mass multiplayer strategy game based on a unique concept: music used as a weapon!
NEW DEMO : Tutorial of the Song Duels
In order to win, you must best "feel" what the song means to you in regards to the 5 branches. Your notation will be compared to how other players perceive the piece. (for the purpose of the demo, we had a test pool of testers). If you are closest to that rating than your opponent is to his, you win!
Quick disclaimer : This is a taste of things to come. This tutorial uses a pool of 10 songs used in our trials. In the full release of the game, players will use songs from their own library, and their choice of API. Keep in mind also that you will never see your opponent's notation. Enjoy !
Songmasters in 40 seconds :
(Pour la traduction de la page en Français : http://www.armogaste.com/media/kickstarter/?lang=fr)
Page Index :
- 1 - The Songmasters Universe
- 2 - Gameplay [Duel of Songs] [Military Conquest] [Politics]
- 3 - House Factions
- 4 - The Songmasters Team
- 5 - Pledges
- 6 - Stretch Goals
- 7 - Artwork and Media
- 6 competing Factions (called Houses) with specific advantages, design, background. (One House is reserved for the $2,500 pledge)
- 5 classes (called Banners) with a distinct bonus in one of the 5 aura branches in the duels
- 60 combinations available between character Banners, Houses, and Gender.
- 35 musical artifacts (with more to come)
- 61 Sectors to conquer on the map, setting up a rich history and background for the universe. (12 sectors will be available for our highest pledges for creation)
There are 3 major aspects of gameplay :
- 1 - Duels of Songs
- 2 - Military Conquest
- 3 - Social Networking (Politics)
Screenshots of opponent and SRS interface :
The game focuses on the 6 major political players in the Empire. Many more Houses exist in the role-playing game and will come in future extensions …
Quick erratum : The $20 pledges and up also encompasses the $15 rewards !
Available items for $ 250 Pledges and up :
- 1 - Sounds
- 2 - Readings
- 3 - Interfaces
- 4 - Artwork
Songmasters Theme (by Enosare - Karim Chetitah) :
This is the main theme of the game, and will be present on most screens. The piece is a mixture of grandeur, of conflict and simulates the variations of the Symphony during this time of war.
The White Lady sings, by Lola Dargenti and Jacques Davidovici :
Every Songmaster must go through the final test of the White Lady in the arena of the Songmaster's school, Armogaste. She is the physical representation of the Symphony and her song resonates in the nexus of every one of the pupils to enter the Great School.
A few sample of in-game ambiances :
Excerpts from the first release of the in-game IMPERIAL GAZETTE, in which you will discover the end of the civil war. Become part of the adventure. The story that sets the game begins 9 years after the first civil war, and your character will be faced with the events linked to its aftermath, and the tragic events leading to the current conflict.
Understanding the past is the key to shaping the future. - Lifax D'Amontario
From humble beginnings to the vision of the Songmasters universe today.
Check out our future updates, as well as the facebook page for news and more artwork!
Thank you for taking the time to visit our page and for your support !
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"SONGMASTERS: THE MUSIC WARS" PREVIOUS VIDEOS:
Original Songmasters presentation : http://youtu.be/liwyTOErr3c
A typical day in the Songmasters Universe : http://youtu.be/6w429Z8I5_o
Example of a duel : http://youtu.be/Trmji7yLKLw
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We are getting near completion of the browser based version of the game. The real risk/challenge that is ahead of us is the conversion of the game (with formats, options of payment, etc.) to the Mobile version (iOS and Androïd). We are still looking into that and are planning this second version as a whole other chapter of work to follow. APIs will be available through iTunes, Amazon and Last FM and we are working on enabling the use of Youtube. However, the integration of youtube is quite a challenge and we cannot promise that it will work out as we intend it to, only that we'll do our very best to do so.
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