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The Melbourne-Made Stray Gods: A Roleplaying Musical Has A Release Date

Music to my ears.

Melbourne-based Summerfall Studios and publishing partner Humble Games have announced the release date for Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical (previously Chorus), and debuted a brand-new trailer. The game is slated to launch for PC on August 3rd, 2023.

The news comes following a live event that took place today, hosted by Troy Baker – who has a voice role in the game on top of acting as Voice Director – and showcasing some of the incredible talent behind this project, as well as the sheer effort and ingenuity that’s gone into producing the game’s pivotal musical numbers driven by player choice and narrative outcomes.

Stray Gods follows the story of Grace (played by Laura Bailey), a college dropout that finds herself granted the otherworldly powers of a Muse after the untimely death of a friend – only to find herself on the hook for it and desperately trying to clear her name before the Greek gods themselves. The game features an all-star cast that includes Baker and Bailey, as well as Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Felicia Day, Rahul Kohli and many more incredibly impressive names.

The game’s Creative Director, David Gaider is a Bioware veteran and was the Lead Writer on Dragon Age, and on composing duty is the Grammy-nominated Austin Wintory of Journey fame, promising a rich musical experience with involvement from some great homegrown talent like Tripod and Montaigne to boot.

Take a look at the gorgeous release date announcement trailer for Stray Gods: The Roleyplaying Musical below and wishlist the game on Steam here.

From the Steam page:

“In a modern fantasy world, college dropout Grace is granted the power of a Muse – power she’ll need to find out the truth behind her predecessor’s death before time runs out. You’ll decide who Grace allies with, who she can trust, and who may betray her in this beautifully hand-illustrated roleplaying musical.

Written by David Gaider comes Stray Gods – an urban fantasy tale of finding your place, taking charge of your fate, and discovering answers. Your choices will change the endings, as well as the path you take to get there.”