Just Add Water Is Crowdsourcing Voices for the Next Oddworld

Posted by at 11:05 am on July 19, 2013

Oddworld VoicesDeveloper Just Add Water wants to give your voice and personality to the Mudokons in its forthcoming remake, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New ‘n’ Tasty. Throwing your voice into the ring is relatively easy, provided you’ve got the right gear: A “decent microphone,” an audio capture device capable of recording at 24bit/96kHz, some noiseless/feedback-free cables and a Soundcloud account.

Conversation with the various denizens of Oddworld has been a staple of the series since it began back in 1997, when Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee’s GameSpeak engine made farting in a video game easier than ever. There were also important gameplay uses for the system, and it served as a vital cornerstone in establishing the charm and character of the game’s universe by giving voice and personality to its NPCs.

A short script of required phrases has been posted on Just Add Water’s official blog – once your takes been recorded, they are to be uploaded to your Soundcloud account as .wav files  and shared with the official Oddworld account. The deadline for submissions is next Friday, July 26.

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