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Who wants to be a Mudokon?

Ever wanted to be in an Oddworld game? You could be in with a chance if you read on!
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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
  • OK
  • Laughing
  • Giggling
  • 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.

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  • Milan GIRARD

    Hello !

    I don’t know if the dev team check it yet, but I sent a message with a link to my voice compilation (as demanded) on soundclound here about 1 month ago, it says that my comment is still “awaiting moderation”. Is that usal ? :S

    Thanks for your attention.

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  • DISTRAKT

    The work you guys put in is so amazing and inspiring. Truly the better best to do it.

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  • Gerald

    Hi! I was just wondering you will listen to everyones and if or when you will let ‘em know if they got picked or not?

    Kudos!

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    • Alf

      We listened to every submission and made a shortlist. We’ll let those people know only when we’ve actually got their voices in the game. We don’t want to be putting out false hope!

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  • Nicolas Barsimanto

    Hi!

    Well… Another question. For the spanish version, if you can, put the original voice, because the Abe’s Exoddus voice is… Well… Horrible. I love the spanish vercion of Abe’s Oddysee, so if you can, please put it =). I mean, the voice is no so bad (Exoddus), but when Abe say HOLA, he say OA, and the voice change when he say another word, i mean, when Abe say OA, it a type of voice, but when he say SIGEME, its a different voice =S
    So! PLEASE! Put the original voice! I LOVE IT! =DDDDDDD

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    • Alf

      Hehehe, the original voice. You make me chuckle! The audio from a mid-90s game ain’t going into a mid-2010s game! There’s no way that would sound good.

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  • TheKillmobile

    I messaged a link through soundcloud earlier this week, hopefully you got it. Here it is again anyway.

    https://soundcloud.com/thekillmobile/mudokon-voice/s-VZkV1

    Enjoy!

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  • icegawd

    Darn, I managed to confuse myself on which day was the deadline and will miss this really great contest.

    Best of luck everyone! :)

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  • Hey i just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity, it was an interesting experience.

    I’m just curious, when will the winner will be announced ?

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  • Phillip Jones

    Have you guys received mine yet? I sent it to you a message on soundcloud on Monday evening

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  • TheHappyKing

    If only I had my microphone here in this house. Good luck with the samples though!

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  • I wish I had the equipment to be a part of this – I just listened to my recordings on Audacity and there is SOOO much white noise :(

    I wish I had a better mic T_T

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