The Nordic Game Discovery Contest (NGDC) is online and on the move with its fifth season, now presenting its most recent qualifier which was won in Brazil, more precisely at the BIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival).
Of Bird and Cage is a dark, twisted game specifically tailored to its music—a two-hour-long story of trauma, violence, and madness based on the story of Beauty and the Beast, accompanied by a phenomenal soundtrack composed by Arnold Nesis. The characters are voiced by Kobra Paige (Kobra and the Lotus), Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria), and Davidavi ‘Vidi’ Dolev (Gunned Down Horses). Other artists involved in creation of the project are Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Rob van der Loo (Epica), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Casey Grillo (ex-Kamelot), Rocky Gray (ex-Evanescence), Mike Lepond (Symphony X), Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria), Tina Guo and Snowy Shaw (ex-King Diamond, ex-Therion).
Play as Gitta Barbot, a 25-year-old drug addict, who tries to escape the physical and mental prison of her captor—Bres Lupus. Make quick choices that will have dire consequences and watch how your actions reveal new paths while struggling to keep your sanity.
“We are very excited and surprised to win! As funny as it sounds – while this is a pretty big project for indie games, we are very used to being the underdog.” says Arnold Nesis, CEO of Capricia Productions. “When we started the project 6 years ago pretty much every investor we talked to told us that what we want to do doesn’t make any sense and no one understood why we are doing this in the first place. Getting such great feedback so close to the game’s release and seeing people who ‘get it’ and get what we are trying to achieve is incredible and beyond words for us.”