Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect is the first of a six part series following a mafia family known as the Gallos. It was previously released for free as Mafiosi, but is now being remade with wholly original art and music (presented in HD quality), and it has also been expanded upon and edited for better replay value. This particular entry is told through the eyes of the Gallo children, who range from the ages of 6-15, as they become involved in the shady dealings of the family business.
The story begins with the sudden death of the family matriarch, and subsequently spins out of control when her two sons, Gerald and Xander, are put on the defensive, as former partners threaten to take over their collective business ventures for themselves.
Crime Opera is a tale of loyalty and deceit, murder and survival, and both the strength and frailty of familial bonds. This particular novel serves as a prologue to a much longer saga, following the Gallos from childhood to old age as they are pitted against the outside forces of the mafia world, and eventually, each other as well.
This installment of the saga is divided into four parts (=24 chapters total).
Rated Teen for language, and descriptions of adult situations and violence.
(This page is currently under construction, as the we transition from the old free versions (Mafiosi) to the new commercial brand (Crime Opera).
12 years old, she is the oldest daughter of Xander and Molly Gallo. Shana is a caring young girl who is wary of her father’s criminal ways and dreams of a life far away from him.
10 years old, he is the oldest son of Xander and Molly Gallo. Ronnie is a somewhat introverted boy who cares for others, but his sense of justice is still developing.
6 years old, she is the youngest daughter of Xander and Molly Gallo. After witnessing a terrible event, her mind begins to play tricks on her and a mental illness begins to take hold of her.
15 years old, he is the eldest son of Gerald and Alice Gallo. Kevin is an ambitious teenager who holds great respect for his father and wants nothing more than to be inducted into the family business.
8 years old, he is the youngest son of Xander and Molly Gallo. Burtie is a troubled boy with a dark personality. His mother is convinced that there must be something seriously wrong with him.
7 years old, she is the middle sibling of Gerald and Alice Gallo. Izzy is daddy’s little princess, which can become quite the pain in the neck for her mother.
THE OTHER GALLO FAMILY MEMBERS
THE OTHER GALLO FAMILY MEMBERS
The eldest of the two brothers running the family business. Calm and relaxed, and in complete control of his faculties.
The youngest of the two brothers. He is hard headed, easily angered, and often violent.
Xander’s young wife, and mother to all his children. Sweet, caring, and a good mother.
Married to Gerald. Strict yet good natured, and never afraid to speak her mind.
Grandma (Loretta) Gallo
The Gallo matriarch.
A cousin of the Gallos, takes care of the odd jobs.
2 years old. Youngest daughter of Gerald and Alice. Only plays a minor role in this story.
An untrustworthy business partner who seeks to take advantage of the Gallos.
Xander’s young mistress, often serves as a babysitter for the children.
One of Bianchi's henchmen, although his loyalty to the man is questionable.
12 years old. A poor boy who is a loyal friend to Shana.
A forthright man who seeks to end his business relationship with the Gallos.
Xander is never seen without him.
Crime Opera Studios:
- Written and programmed by SBester.
- Beta Testing by Solo Acapello
- Character Art JTsketch.
- Background Art by Giao Nguyen.
- Music by Solo Acapello, and featuring a track by ExGravitus.
- Marketing, Promotion and Consulting bby JBonesy.
- GUI system designed and programmed by Valhalla Designs.
- Title Screen by Suited Designs (BCaskanette).
- Opening video to be determined.