Of Bird and Cage

Entrant 2021

Capricia Productions


Of Bird & Cage is the first ever metal music opera experience, in which narrative gameplay synchronises with a symphonic metal soundtrack. In a dark and twisted version of 'Beauty and the Beast', players take the role of Gitta Barbot, a waitress and a drug addict, as she is kidnapped by Bres Lupus, a vengeful man whose life she unknowingly destroyed. It's a deeply disturbing story that will not leave you indifferent!

Warning: themes: alcohol, drugs, violence, abuse, harassment.

This is an experimental project by a small indie studio of extremely dedicated people.

Of Bird and Cage is a musical experience like no other, an Interactive Metal Opera. You're not just listening—you're inside. Let soaring metal music captivate you.

Explore this "dark and mature version of 'Beauty and the Beast'", as the developers describe the game. The project, a gripping, twisted and disturbing story about addiction, madness, oppression, love, and fighting for oneself, adorned with a phenomenal soundtrack composed by Arnold Nesis, is the first-of-its-kind music experience in the form of a game available on the market.

Some of the acclaimed artists who took part in the recording Of Bird and Cage are Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), Rob van der Loo (Epica), and Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation). The characters are voiced by Kobra Paige (Kobra and the Lotus), Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria), and Davidavi 'Vidi' Dolev (Gunned Down Horses). As a blend of two media, a game and a music album, Of Bird and Cage is one of the most ambitious, independent projects entering the market next year.