Dragon Age lead franchise writer David Gaider is making a new and intriguing-looking musical adventure game Chorus. As it turns out, the veteran game developer–who left BioWare years ago–has been thinking about making a musical game for a long time.
In an appearance at the GameSpot Theatre today at PAX Aus about his new game and studio, Gaider said he in fact pitched musical DLC for Dragon Age during his time at BioWare. The musical Dragon Age DLC could have taken place inside the metaphysical Dragon Age realm called The Fade, he said. It was a semi-serious, semi-joking pitch, Gaider said, but whatever the case, it never happened.
Gaider is now getting to realize that dream. His new game, Chorus, is a musical adventure game where they big story beats play out through song. Gaider is working on Chorus with Summerfall managing director Liam Esler (former Obsidian, Beamdog developer), while prolific voice actress Laura Bailey (Uncharted, Gears of War) is voicing the main character.
Voice acting legend Troy Baker is the Voice Director for Chorus, while Grammy nominated composer (Austin Wintory) is the composer for the game. In short, Summerfall has assembled a truly all-star cast for Chorus.
Summerfall is looking for $600,000 USD on Fig to fund Chrous, and you can visit the crowdfunding page to learn more about the numerous backer benefits and more.
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