Dragon Age Series’ Lead Writer Is Making A Musical
David Gaider, lead writer on Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, and Dragon Age: Inquisition is making a new RPG, but not one like any others we've seen... it's a musical.
Chorus: An Adventure Musical will be the first game from Summerfall Studios, and it features the vocal talents of Troy Baker and Laura Bailey. Chorus kicks off with the new singer of your band appearing on your doorstep, dying. She reveals she's a muse, like those in Greek myth, and she passes that power onto you before dying. You're now trapped into proving your innocence in her death before her family - a collection of mythological beings called the Chorus - take your life as punishment.
Much like other RPGs, you'll develop your character Grace's skillset as you progress through the game, opening up different ways to take on challenges and new branches in the story. You'll split your time between investigating the world for clues into the muse's death and singing against your opponents in a dialogue tree-style singing battle. You can see how it all works in the video below:
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The different options in the songs play to different character traits - Kickass, Clever, and Charming - and different characters will respond to your choices differently. For instance, the Minotaur may be someone you lean into the Kickass lyrics for, while Apollo prefers to be charmed.
Chorus has already passed its crowdfunding goal and so will now go into full development, but you can still donate if you want to back the project - with stretch goals adding in two more romance options, extra songs, a making of documentary, and, finally, full voiceover for all the dialogue options in the game (naturally, all the songs will be voiced in the standard release, it's dialogue outside of the songs that the stretch goal covers).
Currently, Chorus is only being developed for PC, but the team hopes to take it to other platforms if it's successful.
Featured Image Credit: Summerfall Games