'Journey Stay' blends video video games with the symphony stage

'Journey Live' blends video games with the symphony stage

Journey is occurring tour. No, not the band — the revolutionary PlayStation three recreation, Journey, and Chicago’s Fifth Home Ensemble are embarking on a tour that blends gaming with reside, reactive music. Journey Stay is an interactive occasion the place chosen individuals will play the sport and the ensemble will reply to their actions on-stage. Grammy-nominated Journey composer Austin Wintory and fellow musician Patrick O’Malley drew up a particular, interactive model of the sport’s rating that permits the ensemble to reflect a stay playthrough.

Journey Reside will debut on the Music and Gaming Pageant, or MAGFest, in Nationwide Harbor, Maryland, on February twentieth. Different confirmed performances embrace Chicago, Illinois, on February twenty eighth; Boca Raton, Florida, on April ninth; and Springfield, Illinois, on April sixteenth. Gamers will probably be chosen to take part in Journey Stay by means of competitions held earlier than the exhibits.

Journey Stay handed its Kickstarter objective of $5,000 inside two hours, and a few of the additional money will go towards increasing the tour to extra cities. The marketing campaign closes on February 18th.

Journey is the perfect candidate for a tour like this. Its soundtrack is reactive, responding to gamers’ actions even once they’re enjoying at house, somewhat than on a stage. It is already a collaborative expertise, permitting on-line gamers to satisfy up and information one another by means of the sport’s huge desert. And in 2013, it turned the primary-ever full recreation soundtrack to be nominated for a Grammy. Apart from, it is an all-round beautiful murals.

We talked with Wintory shortly after he discovered of his Grammy nomination in late 2012, and except for expressing humble pleasure, he had the next to say:

“Video games are going to earn individuals’s respect on their very own phrases greater than anything as time goes ahead. I feel that individuals are going to fall in love with them as a result of they play them they usually take heed to them and will probably be a direct one-to-one communication. For them to actually take maintain they will not want validation from third-celebration sources, even one as prestigious because the Grammys.”

I’m astounded to report that we now have completed day 1 @ 200% funding and extra cities are being actively sought https://t.co/q2H3gKqSuG

— Austin Wintory (@awintory) January 20, 2016