Who wants to be a Mudokon?
Posted on July 17, 2013 in News by Daniel (Oddworld)
Ever wanted to be in an Oddworld game? You could be in with a chance if you read on! We’re looking for some voices for the the natives and workers of RuptureFarms in Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Mudokon, have a go! We’re going to be very picky, so you’ll need the right equipment:
- Decent microphone for recording your voice
- Soundcard or Audio Interface capable of 24bit/96kHz recording
- Good cables (if there’s electrical feedback we can’t use it)
- The script to read out
- A SoundCloud account
We have to use recordings at such a high sample rate to give us plenty of headroom to alter and fiddle with the sound of your voice to really make you into a Mudokon. Remember, there’s no guarantee we will use your voice. Quality is paramount and if it doesn’t meet the standards, it can’t go in. We’ve got an excerpt from the script below for you to try out in the voice of a Mudokon. Once you’ve had a few practices, record and upload to SoundCloud.
- Hello / Hi
- Angry hissing
- Pain grunts (oof, ow, eugh, etc) x5
- Death screams x3
- Bonus points for providing some sound effects for the wildlife of Mudos (birds, Scrabs, Elums, etc.)
The deadline is quite tight… Friday 26 July 2013. To enter your sample, simply upload your audio and share with our account on SoundCloud either public or privately shared. Please put your name in the title and file name so we know who’s who. Multiple takes are encouraged but the file must be 24BIT/96KHZ WAV FORMAT, and downloadable from SoundCloud.
Just to reiterate: there is no guarantee that some or any of the submissions will be used. Obviously, by entering you give us permission to use the recording any way we need to. We also need permission from a grownup if you’re under 16 years old. Anyone that’s chosen will get to be immortalised in the end credits as well, as a thank you.
Well? Watcha waitin’ for? Get to it!
EDIT: This is for English version only, currently. Thanks!
EDIT 2: Also, youngun’s need the usual parental permission if they are under 16. Thanks!
EDIT 3: If you don’t put your name in the filename, we won’t have any idea who did it! Please do so. Also, submit as one WAV file, please.