This project's funding goal was not reached on January 6, 2013.
About this project
Here is some game footage showing someone starting to create some music in DJ_space, and as an added bonus the designer telling you how the player is operating the game.
What's the idea?
DJ_space is a music creation game that is to be released on PC and also on mobile hand held devices such as the Apple iPad. The player has the ability to create different musical compositions by placing planets on an orbit around a star with the eventual outcome of creating a unique piece of music that reflects the genre of electronic music. DJ_space will provide an entertaining and engaging alternative to previous iterations of music creation games.
So what do you do in DJ_space?
The DJ_space “Universe” will consist of a number of galaxies that occupy an empty area of space. The player is presented initially with a large blank area of space that shows a range of small newly formed galaxies which at this stage consist of only a few stars. The player can then interact upon the center of any of these galaxies which then zooms into the game space where the user can begin producing music. As the player completes a section of music they can call in another star to continue the composition or start a new track. At any time the player will be able to leave their composition and engage with a new galaxy. The amount of compositions that are created in each galaxy are represented visually to the user, this means that the more tracks that are created in the space the larger and more colorful the galaxy will become.
What are the Features?
- Over 1000 Custom made audio samples for you to mix with
- An Intuitive interface designed for ease of use in development of the tracks.
- A unique aesthetic
- The ability to export your tracks out to MP3 for you to share with the world.
What Can you Create?
So what music can you make in DJ_space? Well any type of electronic music you can think of, here a friend of mine has made a composition directly in DJ_space. Here are two tracks here has made using DJ_space, I hope they inspire you to imagine what you will create!
Some of the Rewards
If you have pledged for the packs that include the T-shirt you will receive something that remarkably looks like the one above! On the reverse of the T-shirt will be a list of all the backers, but most importantly you will have a personalized version where your name will be bigger than everyone else! Don't worry this campaign is not about favoritism...
If you have pledged for the packs that include the Art book you will receive something that you could probably hammer nails into the wall with. This book is a collection of all the design work created for DJ_space including original renders and oil paintings There is over 2 years worth of material, now that allot of Art!
If you Have pledged for the packs that include the CD then this is what you get, well ok you will get a cd with all the tracks created in DJ_space. This will include tracks that people have sent in and will be mixed into the album. The running time of the album will be 1 hour 20 minutes.
How will your Donations be used?
I need your help so I can make my idea a reality, this project needs the Kickstarter funds to drive DJ_Space over the line. We are so close we just need some cash to help finish the development with our core team and deliver this project to you. I'll be using your donations to keep programmers and artists fed and with a roof over their heads while they are bringing this game to life!
I will also use the money to develop DJ_space app version along side the PC version so you will be able to carry your musical universe along with you wherever you go!
Thank you for checking out my game! I hope that you enjoyed the video and the page, it was a lot of fun to record and write. The alpha build of the game will be released to all who have backed the Alpha pack and will be released at the end of January when the Kickstarter ends.
Thank you in advance for backing my game project and I appreciate all the support you guys give me, I have come so far already I just need to have that extra push to get this over the edge and into your laps! Unfortunately if this project does not get enough backing I wont be able to move beyond the alpha stage. SO please spread the word about DJ_space and my Kickstarter campaign!
You can follow me on Twitter @Shakezu for updates on DJ_space.
You can also check out the project's facebook, DJspacegame, for the latest screenshots, videos and more information.
Risks and challenges
I fully understand the risks associated with game development. The first step on any project is preparation, and this project has been thought through every step of the way since its initial concept a few years ago to the alpha build I have now. I decided that I wanted to not jump onto Kickstarter for the reason that this project needed to be at a stage where I new I could push it over the line ready for the world to enjoy.
Over the period of developing the idea and creating the Alpha build I have built up a great working relationship with a number of talented individuals who I am lucky enough to be working with now. They have a over 20 years experience in the games industry combined and with their help and your backing I am certain that this project will be a great success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We will be launching a version on Linux operating systems as well :) We are developing it in Unity which allows us to prepare the game for linux and as steam will be coming to Linux we hope to deploy it there. I am a big fan of Linux and I run Ubuntu on my machine as well as windows and would love to bring as many things onto Linux as possible :)
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