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Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, Dragonforce and more team together for video game

Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth performs live onstage at the Viva La Bam tour at Roseland Ballroom on November 2, 2007 in New York City.
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Cradle of Filth's Dani Filth, Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz, and Marco Hudon of Dragonforce are just some of the metal singers who are featured in the upcoming game “Karamaflow: The Rock Opera Video Game,” which is supposed to the world's first rock opera video game.

The project began as a graduation assignment for composer Ivo van Dijk and his fellow students of the University of Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands in September 2013. It has now become a full length video game that has been described as “a puzzle platformer” and “adventure game.”

The entire story is presented in the form of a rock opera, which is where the metal singers come in. Other confirmed singers are Simone Simons from Epica and Tony Kakko from Sonata Arctica. The musical score itself is performed by Metropole Orkest and members of Epica, Textures, and Within Temptation.

The game puts players in the role of the Karmakeeper, who is set to restore balance in different universes. Players must then find and unlock karmaflows back into the world in order to get rid of the bad karma. Throughout the game the Karmakeeper is given choices, which will ultimately affect the course of the game as well as the rock opera that plays.

Music from the game will be released as an album in October, followed by a concert series entitled “Karmaflow In Concert,” which will see the score performed on stage by a string quartet and a rotating cast of singers from Fall 2014 on. The game is expected for release in early 2015 for PC and Mac. For more information on the game, watch trailers and other performances, and to pre-order a copy, visit the Karmaflow website.

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