I got very inspired by Deirdra Kiai’s Dominique Pamplemousse. So inspired, that I now plan to make my own musical.
I’m starting the project in a slightly odd end: I’m auditioning for actors/singers. The reason for this is that I think the voices is an important part of a musical, and as I’m doing this without any budget, I’ll be relying on volunteers in that area. So I’ll be selecting the cast first, and then create the parts for them to play, and the songs for them to sing. This part of the project is looking good. Despite the fact that I don’t have much to show, I have already received several auditions, and some of those are really good. The audition deadline for the voice actors is September 21.
After the deadline for the voice actors, I’ll be selecting a cast, and then start to write the game. Or will I? I really want to make this project. I want to create the music, draw the characters and program the game. But when it comes to the writing and designing of the game, I don’t have the same enthusiasm. So if there’s someone who thinks this project seems interesting, and would like to take on the role of writer/designer (or co-writer if you’d prefer that) - let’s talk!
This is a project that’s important to me, though, and it’ll probably become the most ambitious thing I’ve done, so it may not be easy to convince me that you’re the right person for the job. (It’ll help if you have made a game before.) But if you think it sounds interesting, please give it a try. If I could find a writer that I’d trust with this project, that’d be great.
What else can I say? Not that much more about the project itself (because I don’ know much more yet), but I suppose I should talk a bit about myself for those of you that don’t know me. Hi. My name is Rikard Peterson, and I’ve made one adventure game before. Frasse and the Peas of Kejick. The game was pretty well received in some parts of the internet (links to reviews are on the game’s site). It’s been a few years since I finished the game. After I finished the game, I’ve spent a lot of time working on the game engine, improving it and making it cross platform (it now runs on Mac and Linux as well as Windows).
I work as a teacher of wind instruments, so music is a big part of my life, both professionally and taking up a large chunk of the rest of my time. I have improved my music making skills since I made Frasse, so if you like the music there, it’ll be even better in the new game. (If you dislike it, you probably won’t like this one either, though.)
If you have any questions, feel free to post them here, or by sending me an e-mail. If you’re interested in maybe working with me on this project, please send me an e-mail. My address is “info at trumgottist dot com”. (Replace the at with the at-sign and the dot with an actual dot.)