21st Century side scrolling. Musicians are warriors here! San Francisco is on the verge of being invaded by mysterious creatures. The city has become darker, quieter, and gloomier. The story is told through a group of musicians who have learned the ways of super natural powers from the use of music. The epic production is more than just a video game – Playing musical instruments to fend off enemies is going to be the main reason why Project Encore is unique. Notes being played through various instruments and memorized songs will give a high amount of output for users. Characters will have an in depth background stories and strong character development, throughout the production you will experience: original music, detailed animations, and quality showcasing.

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After a year of trying to get the proof of concept demo off the ground, we've finally used the prototype to pitch to investors and raise budget capital. We are finally ready to start the production to complete the actual game which will be a five to eight month production. Here are the following Features of the game for Encore! Chapter 1.

  • Four Playable Musicians
  • 2.5D (Z & X Axis)
  • 5 Chapters in 1 episode
  • Multiplayer Capabilities (Coop & Versus)

Estimated Production time:

Characters:
Concept Drawings - 12-20 days
Modeling - 36- 45 days
Texturing - 36-45 days
Rigging - 24-60 days
Animating - 18-42 days

Enivorments:
Planning: Concept and inventory checklist creation 5 chapters (15-30 days)
modeling (28-50 days)
texturint (35-50 days)
asset placement (10-15 days)

Effects:
1-2 per particle effect (dedicating 15 days)

Animation Cinematics:
Pre-production - 2-5 days
Production - 15-20 days
Post production - 5-10 days

We are still in search for a Web Designer to help us with our marketing. btw, Become a fan of Encore in our facebook page! =)

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Encore! Demo - Version 0.10

Encore! Demo - Version 0.10

May 15, 2009 Demo 9 comments

Contained in this download is the Alpha of Encore. This is a VERY preliminary release which we are purposely releasing in an attempt to involve your feedback...

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Mc_Intire
Mc_Intire Feb 25 2009, 1:48pm says:

When I read through the description in the group update a few days back I was impressed at the concept, but thrown back a little when I realized that you were "just" doing a side-scroller out of this. I would think that the concept has more potential than that, but of course it's your decision, and there should be enough folks out there that will really enjoy playing a game like this.

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etherealmuse Creator
etherealmuse Feb 25 2009, 3:08pm replied:

Mc_Intire I appreciate your honesty and opinion on my decision to make this game a sidescroller. But there are a few reasons why.
1. multiplayer and unlockable content for co-op and versus mode
2. Casual gaming
3. budget - I am a 23 year old entrepreneur funding this game and trying to make the most out of a great concept. If this should ever turn out to be a successful first product for my company then Encore! wont be the last game I'll be producing.

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Mc_Intire
Mc_Intire Feb 25 2009, 3:33pm replied:

Well I'll just watch the project and see what you make out of it, since there is no way to tell how it'll really turn out at this point. But you've got lots of work in front of you if you really want your project stand out from the masses and you'll probably need more than your nice fighting concept to achieve that.

If you manage to do so I'll wait for your entrance at the modDb 2009 awards.

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slimster
slimster Feb 26 2009, 12:08am replied:

Hi Mc_Intire, Slim from the dev team here. You are absolutely right that we've got an awful lot of work ahead of us. Making a production like this work out so that all of the visual styles and gameplay mechanics are pleasing to the player audience requires a lot of painstakingly detailed oriented work. However, our dev team has professional experience developing & releasing AAA games. So we understand what it really means to be in a game project for the long term and know how handle the complex issues that are associated with it.

Constructive criticism like yours is necessary for us to iterate to an awesome game, so keep it coming.

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Mc_Intire
Mc_Intire Feb 26 2009, 3:43pm replied:

Just don't forget that visual style and gameplay are only 2/3 of the full product.

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dave_5430
dave_5430 Feb 25 2009, 12:59pm says:

So, what, this is 'Guitar Hero, the action game' or something?

>.>; No seriously, it sounds awesome but doesn't this seem a bit... far-fetched?

Then again I guess those Anime fans'll be running all over this in a few months eh?

Whelp, I'll keep looking out for this to see if it gets more interesting.

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etherealmuse Creator
etherealmuse Feb 25 2009, 3:04pm replied:

I assure you it will get very interesting!

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld Feb 25 2009, 12:33pm says:

Finally in the game section!Tracking now..

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Bender411
Bender411 Feb 25 2009, 10:18am says:

Its look wery interesting! I tracking too

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Feb 25 2009, 10:11am says:

Brilliant - i'm watching too :D

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BeWarn
BeWarn Feb 25 2009, 9:59am says:

Looking great game. Tracking...

If it's possible, I wish you could add canon song in this game.

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etherealmuse Creator
etherealmuse Feb 25 2009, 3:04pm replied:

Hey BeWarn - I actually had the composer do a little manipulation of the canon rock. =)

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