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#EGXRezzed Panel

Check the link in the tweet above!

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak on a panel of voiceactors about our experience at EGX, a games convention at Tobacco Dock in London. Talking about how we started and how we work. To be honest I was fairly newbie compared to the women voices on the panel – Amelia Tyler who is famous for various roles as well as donning a MoCap suit and doing that section of the job too! Also Samantha Béart, another seasoned character voiceactor for games.  Really exciting to be on that panel! And Sally Beaumont (who got me on the panel).

Dave Gilbert, who directs games chaired the panel and was able to ask us questions about what we do. I’m afraid I had much too much fun laughing to give cohesive answers.

The full session is below but in the link to the tweet above are all the funny bits that Amelia Tyler edited together.

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#Vampyr – a mention in a review

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Vampyr ©Dontnot Entertainment

I found this little mention for my role as Rakesh in Vampyr! How nice to be mentioned!

“Let’s talk about the voice acting shall we?

I loved the attention to detail that Dontnod has provided players. The characters who are from different countries are actually voiced correctly. The idea of wandering accents is not an issue in Vampyr like is often the case in many movie productions. Characters portrayed by actors are well done and thought out properly. Even the writing of the different characters is done brilliantly.

First, Jonathan Reid is voice acted by a man named Anthony Howell, a British actor who has done roles in other games such as Star Wars: Battlefront II, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Horizon Zero Dawn. And he’s no stranger to vampires either, because he play Lord Laurent in the 2013 TV series Dracula. (I’m actually still salty they cancelled the show after only one season. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS).

Jamie Zubairi plays the voice of Rakesh, and he was born in the UK although he grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While his acting credits [are] shorter than some of the other voice actors in the game, Mr. Zubairi was hired for games like James Bond 007: Bloodstone and Just Cause 2. 
While there is a decent cast for the various characters in Vampyr, many of the actors are from England – a detail that goes a long way in creating an immersive video game experience. Though, birth in a particular country does not mean that other actors could not have taken on roles. All I’m saying is the use of primarily British actors delivers a captivating and realistic story.

Each character is tailored perfectly to portray different types of people from their sexual orientation right down to their social standing and temperament. These characters are voice acted in a manner that fits the story and the time period well enough that it’s quite noticeable to keen observers.

I absolutely love every bit of the sound and music used in Vampyr. I especially love the casting choices for the characters in the game. ”

 

You can read the whole article by Susan N here!

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