Do you love video games? (I’m wagering, yes, since you’re reading this.) Do you love music or musical theatre too? Previously it felt as if the intersection of the two interests was mostly represented by rhythm or dance games. Today that changes a bit with the release of Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical.
Stray Gods incorporate the angst of young adulthood, greek mythology, roleplaying, and musical theatre numbers to form a truly unique game. The story follows Grace, young and freshly dropped out of college, trying to figure out where her life goes from here. In a twist of fate, Grace finds herself gifted with the divine power of the muse but also accused of having played a role in the death of the muse that came before her. Gods and mortals alike express themselves through song at random, with the player choosing dialogue both in conversations and in lyrics whilst mid-song.
I was immediately fascinated by the game upon seeing the first teasers and summaries. It didn’t hurt that the first glimpses included indications of the absolutely stacked voice cast. Stray Gods includes the vocal talents of Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Khary Payton, Felicia Day, Rahul Kohli, and Erika Ishii – amongst many others. If that wasn’t enough to build anticipation, the game also comes to us from David Gaider, who directed the Dragon Age series. Stray Gods marks the first game release from Gaider’s newly founded Summerfall Studios. Summerfall Studios teamed up with Humble Games, well known for being involved in quality indie releases, for this first venture.
Stray Gods is out today on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Will you be playing Stray Gods? Let us know what aspect of the game you’re most excited about over at the official Entry Level Games Twitter account! If Twitter isn’t your cup of tea, check out our Instagram page!
Love Indie games? You may also be interested in checking out Miniature Mayhem – which just launched its official Steam page!