Colours is a music album with piano compositions of various eastasiasoft published games – composed by Rafael Dyll and performed by Kordian Więcek. The music is based on Rafael's work for video game soundtracks and includes selected pieces from the recently released PlayStation exclusive RPG Rainbow Skies, all-time classic Rainbow Moon, the popular shoot'em up franchise Söldner-X, The Ghost Blade*, Last Hope* and Ninja Sprint.
Rafael's compositions were created for a number of video games and in most cases, were initially produced in his production studio with some additional instrumental tracks performed by hired artists. Although many of his melodies were aimed at an electronic style, in some cases, such as the "Rainbow" series, or for his emotional credits pieces, he actually often envisioned his music on a real piano. Upon meeting Kordian, himself a fan of Rafael's work and avid game enthusiast, the two developed the idea of creating a performance album featuring Rafael's most Piano-suitable work. With eastasiasoft, Rafael found a partner to help with production and distribution, especially since most of his soundtracks were featured in eastasiasoft's games.
A project such as this is aimed at the core fanbase of Rafael's work and eastasiasoft customers. At best, Piano lovers and game soundtrack lovers will find listening pleasure. However, producing an album of this caliber requires funds to support the performer and to pay for the production. It is a project for fans and from people who love what they do, but the market for this is very limited. We believe that the love and care that is going into this idea will mostly be well received by those who support Rafael's music and eastasiasoft's games. Hence, we believe that Kickstarter will provide us with the right audience and a chance to turn the vision into a reality.
We have prepared an excerpt of two music tracks from the album Colours. Please listen to them below and let us know what you think.
Third Movement - Yellow: Theme of Lunah (Rainbow Skies):
Above the Clouds (Rainbow Skies):
Colours will contain 10 fine piano tracks. Three additional bonus tracks are planned if our stretch goal is met.
01. First Movement - Blue: The Siren's Wish (Rainbow Skies)
02. Second Movement - Red: An Adventure Begins (Rainbow Skies)
03. Third Movement - Yellow: Theme of Lunah (Rainbow Skies)
04. Fourth Movement - Green: Promises (Rainbow Skies)
05. Above the Clouds (Rainbow Skies)
06. Once Upon a Time (Rainbow Moon)
07. Moonlight (Rainbow Moon)
08. Credits (Rainbow Moon)
09. Freedom (Last Hope*)
10. Farewell (The Ghost Blade*)
Bonus Tracks (see Stretch Goal):
11. Castle Crasher (Ninja Sprint)
12. Credits (Söldner-X)
13. Söldner-X 2 Piano Fantasy (Söldner-X Series)
The funds raised for this project will mainly go into the cost for performance by the pianist and the design and production of the physical products.
Apart from the original Colours campaign goal of HK$39,000 (about US$5,000) which allows us to finance this project, we are setting an optional stretch goal at US$10,000. Once the stretch goal has been reached, we will produce three additional bonus track for the album, which are:
11. Ninja Sprint
12. Söldner-X Credits
13. Söldner-X 2 Piano Fantasy
We have prepared a large variety of rewards for the Colours Kickstarter campaign. Apart from the album in digital and physical (CD/vinyl) format, we are also offering additional rewards, including a sheet music book and a number of related gaming products developed or published by eastasiasoft, including Rainbow Skies, Rainbow Moon and Söldner-X 2.
For the ultimate collectors, we have prepared a special Collector's Set that includes the Colours CD, Colours vinyl, Colours printed music sheet. Rainbow Moon & Rainbow Skies Limited Edition copies (both for either PS4 or PS Vita) and a Kickstarter exclusive t-shirt.
Please take a look at the assorted physical rewards that we are offering.
You can find more details about which items are available in which reward tier in the list below.
If you would like to receive additional copies of the Colours audio CD, vinyl and music sheet book, we accept the following pledges for additional physical copies. If you have backed any physical reward tier (HK$117 / US$15) or above, you may simply add the following amount to your existing pledge for the following reward items:
- Colours Audio CD: HK$ 117 (about US$15)
- Colours Vinyl: HK$ 234 (about US$30)
- Colours Sheet Music Book: HK$ 117 (about US$15)
- Rainbow Moon Melodies Audio CD: HK$ 117 (about US$15)
- Rainbow Skies Melodies 2-disc Audio CD: HK$ 117 (about US$15)
Multiple copies can be added, simply increase your pledge amount accordingly. Additional shipping fees may apply on heavy shipments. Upon completion of the Kickstarter campaign, you will be able to allocate your pledge amount.
The Colours CD, vinyl and sheet music book will remain Kickstarter exclusive rewards and will not be sold elsewhere!
The Colours Kickstarter campaign is led by an experienced team of people.
Thank you for showing an interest in our Colours Kickstarter campaign and for supporting us. Should you have any questions or feedback, please don't hesitate to ask us.
* The Ghost Blade has been developed by Hucast Games. Various versions of the game have been published by eastasiasoft. Last Hope has been developed by NGDEV. Music used under permission from original license holder.
Risks and challenges
Each Kickstarter campaign involves risks and challenges. We have prepared a well-organized campaign to minimize potential risks and to ensure that all rewards will be delivered to our backers.
The compositions are all finished, as are the arrangements that Rafael and Kordian have created for the piano versions of the tracks. A large portion of the compositions are already recorded and transferred to Rafael’s Cubase production system. The next steps, already underway, consist of a lot of editing and finetuning the recordings. In some cases, a few extra performance sessions may be required. The production process is roughly 65% done, with the focus on editing and post production, as well as minor mastering tasks. The aim is to have the tracks done and ready for pressing to CD and vinyl by the end of January 2019.
Our campaign is led by a very experienced team in music production and physical reward manufacturing. Rafael Dyll has been composing music for over 12 years with a number of albums published. In m-create, we have found a strong partner that will ensure high production quality of the Colours album rewards.
Eastasiasoft has more than 10 years of publishing experience and has produced and shipped a large number of digital and physical products over the years. We will be responsible for all further reward productions and fulfillment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter