Sometimes here on Tap we occasionally link to Kickstarter or other crowdfunding projects. We don’t always cover them all (I haven’t even covered the ones I’ve funded!) because there’s so many, but today I am linking to one in particular. Why? Because I tried the demo on iPad at GDC, it’s clever, it’s clay, and I’d like to see it happen!
Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!” is (in addition to being a bit of a mouthful) an adventure game that takes the form of an interactive musical play. The characters sing as you play, and selections made in the game cause a character to sing new verses of the song. The music, in turn, makes up the game’s story. The demo shows off how this works. Keep in mind that if you play it with the sound off, it won’t seem like much.
The game is being developed by Deirdra Kiai, whose previous work is most notable for its dry wit and interesting music. From this, I expect more of the same. Rock, Paper, Shotgun described this project as “esoteric” and I guess that sums it up well, but darned if I’m not a sucker for esoteric. If “musical noir starring clay puppets” also sounds interesting to you, check it out.
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