The first ever music album to be released as a videogame!
The project is featuring artists from Rock / Metal Legends Guns N’ Roses, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Kamelot and Others.
You can see our campaign here: https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/8ba854c5
JERUSALEM, March 06, 2014 – Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform announces today that Capricia’s funding campaign for the first ever music album created as a videogame The Birdcage is now live.
The Birdcage is the first music concept rock album ever to be released as a full-scale video game instead of as a traditional CD or Mp3 download. The groundbreaking album entirely visualized as a videogame is a modern rock re-creation of The Beauty and the Beast fairytale with the music driving and creating the story rather than the music complimenting and coming secondary to the story and action. In order to create the perfect soul shattering music, big guns of rock from bands such as “Guns N’ Roses”, Evanescence, Within Temptation, Kamelot, Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, and many others were enlisted.
“Albums don’t sell like they used to, so how do we create music that we want to make while also avoiding the starving artist label?” said Arnold Nesis, Music Producer for The Birdcage. “We believe that we have found a way to change the music industry by combining the haunting and heart racing sound of an album created by the best rock artists in the world with the immersive and soul wrenching environments, storyline and interactivity of a videogame to create a truly unique and industry changing product.”
The Birdcage retells the Folk legend of Beauty and the Beast the way it should have been to begin with – as a conceptual, story driven, rock album, set in modern times that deals with the psychological and social aspects of this grim crime. The beauty, Gitta is a young and fair looking girl, living in a trailer park with her drunk and abusive father and her lazy mean older sister. She loathes them both. Her mother has left many years ago. Gitta works hard as a waitress at a local diner and dreams of the day she’ll leave her family and the gloomy trailer park just like her mother. Her plans are disturbed when her father loses a big sum of money while participating in illegal gambling at the house of a mysterious rich person called Bres. Her father is given an ultimatum – he is to submit his younger daughter to Bres or he’ll be killed. The father doesn’t think twice – he drugs Gitta and gives her up to Bres, warned that if he turns to the police, both he and Gitta will be shot. From here on the plot follows the development of the abusive relationship between Gitta and Bres, as Gitta’s affection towards him grows, and the events rush towards the inevitable end.
The Birdcage funders will have the option of choosing a reward based on the amount of money that they contribute. Some of the rewards include getting their photos into the game, signed props from the musicians in the game, original recorded materials and even the opportunity to perform in the album itself side by side with the legendary artists.
Help fund The Birdcage here: https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/8ba854c5
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Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses) – Guitar Solos
John Lecompt (Evanescence) – Musical Production
Rocky Gray (Evanescence) – Guitars
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Kiss) – Keyboards
Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) – Guitars
Snowy Shaw (Therion, Sabaton, King Diamond) – Male Vocals
Casey Grillo (Kamelot) – Drums
Arjen Lucasen (Aeryon)
Lisa Middelhauve (Xandria) – Vocals
John Rude (World of Warcraft, Assasin’s Creed, Call of Duty, The Last Samuri, X-Men, Matrix, Kill Bill and more) – Mixing Maor Appelbaum (Megadeth, Sepeltura, Yewing Malmsteen, Halford, Edgend, and many others) – Mastering
The Campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-birdcage
Website of Arnold Nesis: www.arnoldnesis.com