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access_time September 16, 2014 at 3:25 AM in News by Charlie Grammer

Band Saga takes to Kickstarter

Band Saga Kickstarter is now live.

Band Saga Kickstarter is now live.

Band Saga takes to Kickstarter in an attempt to get funding today. The 16-bit inspired music-generated Roguelike allows gamers to interact with the game’s world  in a unique way, namely utilizing an in-game FM sequencer to create tunes.

These tunes that you create will influence everything in the game. From the design of the level and the enemies within to the game’s difficulty and even the very colors displayed, it will be in your hands as you mess with the sequencer.

Band Saga’s soundtrack was composed by Roger “Rekcahdam” Hicks and his friends, and lays the very foundation for the gameplay experience. That said, they encourage players to modify the existing soundtrack and even compose your own tunes utilizing the game’s FM sequencer.

A full list of contributing musicians can be found below:

Aivi Tran (Cryamore)
Bright Primate
Chelsea Davis
Danimal Cannon
Disasterpeace (Fez, The Floor is Jelly, Runner2)
Jeff Ball (Globulous, Tiny Barbarian, Timespinner)
Laura Shigihara (Plants Vs. Zombies)
Martina Chevalier
Mega Ran
Misfit Chris
Stemage (of Metroid Metal)

Backers of the game will receive a copy of Band Saga as well as a modifiable soundtrack. This starts at the $5 level, with more rewards being offered in higher tiers on the official Kickstarter page.

Roger stated, “I’ve always loved the soundtracks of classic games like The Legend of Zelda as much as the games themselves. Using the ocarina in Ocarina Of Time to travel around the world or activate a switch made me wish that I could control more with music. What if everything in  Zelda was controlled by music? What if you could create that music yourself? These are some of the ideas I wanted to explore with Band Saga.”

What do you think of this musical Roguelike? Will it be getting your support on Kickstarter, or will you be passing on this project?


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