Guns N’ Roses, Within Temptation Members Team Up for Music-Powered Video Game Project
Are you ready for ‘The Birdcage’? A number of rockers from name bands are teaming up for a unique project that will bring the world of video games and music together.
With the help of an Indiegogo campaign, musicians from Guns N’ Roses, Within Temptation and a pair of ex-Evanescence members are leading the charge. According to the campaign website, ‘The Birdcage’ will “not be a soundtrack for the game and the game will not be a casual click-around game. The two will be a truly integrated product.”
The game will have a plot loosely based on the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ fairytale and will be available on various platforms. The game also intends to be an immersive experience that adds to the music rather than just being a platform for it.
Those involved include Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot Thal,’ Within Temptation’s Ruud Jolie, former Evanescence and current We Are the Fallen members Rocky Gray and John LeCompt, Kamelot’s Casey Grillo, rock keyboard great Derek Sherinian, Therion’s Snowy Shaw and several others. With a cast like that, you can expect a conceptual release that melds prog rock, metal and symphonic orchestral sounds.
The organizers are attempting to raise $190,000 to complete their goal. With 36 days still left, so far only $6,000 has been raised. To learn more about ‘The Birdcage,’ check out the Indiegogo campaign at this location. And be sure to also get a look at the game play trailer below.