Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 2, 2012.

Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

"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 

http://www.daylz.fr/armogaste/Demo%20Tuto/bin-release/Main.html

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
We invite you to visit our website and discover the world of Songmasters "The Music Wars" here : www.songmastersapp.com or http://www.armogaste.com/
We invite you to visit our website and discover the world of Songmasters "The Music Wars" here : www.songmastersapp.com or http://www.armogaste.com/

Game Features:

  • 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 :

Infinite number of opponents and songs to fight and discover !
Infinite number of opponents and songs to fight and discover !

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 … 

The Ephreti overlords are bent on revenge against those they once protected. Their music is distorted, bent, and griping. They have mastered the realm of Entropy and delight in using Remixes, Heavy Metal and Experimental pieces of music.
The Ephreti overlords are bent on revenge against those they once protected. Their music is distorted, bent, and griping. They have mastered the realm of Entropy and delight in using Remixes, Heavy Metal and Experimental pieces of music.
The Garciake are a wild people. Their home is a haven of pirates, cowboys and independent captains. Law is foreign to these parts. They have a natural knack for getting into trouble. They live the Blues, sing the Gospel, and believe in Rock and Country.
The Garciake are a wild people. Their home is a haven of pirates, cowboys and independent captains. Law is foreign to these parts. They have a natural knack for getting into trouble. They live the Blues, sing the Gospel, and believe in Rock and Country.
The peaceful Karshick are one of the brightest beacons of culture in the Empire. Their music reflects this in all aspects of life, and one can enjoy the waves of Reggae, the searing power of Pop and subtlety of Alternative.
The peaceful Karshick are one of the brightest beacons of culture in the Empire. Their music reflects this in all aspects of life, and one can enjoy the waves of Reggae, the searing power of Pop and subtlety of Alternative.
The warriors of House Urnans are in search of renewed glory. Their homeworld is as hard and unforgiving as their tendencies :the harsh power of Rap and the fires of Hard Rock.
The warriors of House Urnans are in search of renewed glory. Their homeworld is as hard and unforgiving as their tendencies :the harsh power of Rap and the fires of Hard Rock.
The highborn of Zyrnions are the pride of the Empire. As the keepers of tradition, they enjoy the elegance of Jazz, the magnificence of Classical and the splendor of Opera.
The highborn of Zyrnions are the pride of the Empire. As the keepers of tradition, they enjoy the elegance of Jazz, the magnificence of Classical and the splendor of Opera.
A part of the team at a parisian café
A part of the team at a parisian café

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

SOUNDS

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 :

Ephreti Worlds

Garciake Worlds

Karshick Worlds

Urnans Worlds

Zyrnions Worlds

READINGS

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

INTERFACES

Main Interface : Armogaste, the Songmasters school
Main Interface : Armogaste, the Songmasters school
Secondary Interface: Empire Map and House Conquests
Secondary Interface: Empire Map and House Conquests
"Avenge me!" pop-up: Gain Influence through your friend's call for help
"Avenge me!" pop-up: Gain Influence through your friend's call for help

ARTWORK

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 !

We are Kicking this Forward with http://kickingitforward.org !!!

5% of our proceeds will go to funding new and exciting projects in the Kickstarter community. Help us make other dreams come true ! 

"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.

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
191
Backers
$20,330
pledged of $20,000 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    9 backers

    Your name in the credits, and our everlasting thanks! + A WALLPAPER ILLUSTRATION of your favorite character - (in HD and Jpeg format).

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    19 backers

    Previous reward - Access to the BETA TEST of the game + A WALLPAPER ILLUSTRATION of an ingame npc : the White Lady, the Emperor (Arkin the First) Chief Editor of the Gazette (Khaldros of Mintaer), or High General (Zhareb Ben Mekal) - (in HD and Jpeg format).

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $15 or more
    You selected

    26 backers Limited (174 left of 200)

    * EARLY BIRD SPECIAL * Previous rewards + Access to the BETA version of the game with added twist : ALL RANKS and ARTIFACTS EARNED WILL BE RETAINED FOR FINAL RELEASE.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $20 or more
    You selected

    19 backers

    Same rewards as $10 - PREMIUM CITIZEN ACCOUNT, which grants unilimited musical duels per day. (Reminder : the game is free-to-play,but a beginning player is limited to 10 duels a day)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    46 backers Limited (54 left of 100)

    * EARLY BIRD SPECIAL * Same Rewards as $20 + Tier 1 ARTIFACT for our Kickstarter Backers ("RYTHMIC AMPS" which allow you to boost your artifacts on the map more quickly)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    14 backers

    Same Rewards as $20 + The Songmasters RPG Guide in pdf format (102 pages with artwork, stories and background from the Songmasters Universe !) + 12 High definition digital images of the House characters (size A4 and Jpeg format), signed by the team + Obtain 1 additional PREMIUM CITIZEN account for a friend or a second character.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    3 backers Limited (22 left of 25)

    * EARLY BIRD SPECIAL * Same Rewards as $50 - The Songmasters Soundtrack in CD and digital format.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    11 backers

    Same rewards as 75$ + Start as HERO (RANK 3), granting you direct access to the House forum and to the politics of the game + Obtain another PREMIUM CITIZEN account (total of 3 from all previous tier rewards) for a friend or yourself + You will have 1 CHANGE of House, Banner or Gender available for your character.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    Same rewards as $100 + Receive one item of choice from the $250 rewards shop : such as a SONGTSHIRT (Theme of House of choice) or SONGIPHONE COVER or the amazing SONGTEDDY for example + Unique Tier 2 Backer ARTIFACT + Collector's version of the Songmasters RPG GUIDE printed and signed by the team + The Official Songmasters A3 POSTER

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    6 backers

    Same Rewards as $250 + YOUR UNIQUE CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION useable ingame with its A3 POSTER printed, as well as a digital copy + Choose an additional reward from the $250 pledge shop + Start with a Tier 3 ARTIFACT of your choice.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $750 or more
    You selected

    1 backer All gone!

    * EARLY BIRD SPECIAL * Same Rewards as $500 + Create with the help of our team your own SECTOR on the Map (History, Background, Mission) as well as your own unique MUSICAL THEME + Choose an additional reward from the $250 pledge shop.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    Same Rewards as $500 + Create with the help of our team your own SECTOR on the Map (History, Background, Mission) as well as your own unique MUSICAL THEME + You will also be able to create with our team a unique tier 4 ARTIFACT (This artifact will be available for those players who attain the title of "Champion of the Empire") + Obtain two more PREMIUM CITIZEN accounts (total of 5 from all previous tier rewards) for your friends or yourself + You will also receive a A3 POSTER of your artifact + Choose two additional rewards from the $250 pledges in addition we'll handle all of the shipping.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Same Rewards as $1,000 with an added twist + START AS THE LEADER OF ONE OF THE GREAT HOUSES. First come first serve for the picking of the particular house + In addition, create a UNIQUE ARTIFACT WITH YOUR NAME on it which you will receive as befits your rank of high lord/Lady + This pledge grants you the title of ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on the game.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $2,500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Same Rewards as $1500 + Join the team ! CREATE YOUR OWN HOUSE ! (Characters, Background, in game Bonuses and general style and artwork) with respect to the universe of Songmasters. This faction will join the other 5 Houses. You will start at the highest rank (5) of your House : as the High Lord/Lady + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credits and access to the development of the next extension of Songmasters "The Music Wars" + SHOP : You will receive every item available from the $250 pledge shop

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (60 days)