At PAX Prime, the latest trailer was released for 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment’s upcoming isometric shooter: Bombshell.
This trailer opens up with some dialogue between the titular character of Bombshell and the leader of the GDF, General Holloway; a short preview of some of the work I have done for this game, which should offer an amazing shoot ’em up experience with a bit more story than the genre might have historically been known for.
You can learn more about General Holloway in the World of Bombshell, including some extra lines that you might hear in the game!
Last week, Rise of the Triad was released, in which I play the roles of Taradino Cassatt, Ian Paul Freely, and the announcer for the game’s multiplayer mode!
You can hear a bit of my work in the introduction for the game:
Of course to hear all the crazy one liners and throwbacks to twitch shooters of the 90s, you’ll have to grab the game on Steam or gog.com. Not quite sold? How about this quick trailer I whipped up? Fair warning, with a game of this nature and heritage, there is a fair bit of language and violence. Okay, I’m being modest, there’s a ludicrous amount of language and violence!
So, we’re well into the new year and I have not yet made an update to chronicle everything that has come to pass in my world of voice acting. I’ll just claim that I’ve been busy, let’s go with that. There’s a lot of content I’m about to throw at you, so strap in and get ready to feast your eyes and ears on what follows!
Firstly, if you’ve been following Marauder Shields then you are probably already aware that Koobismo.com has launched as the home of all things related to Koobismo and the team of storytellers that join him, to bring you the conclusion to the Marauder Shields webcomic and many more productions in the future. As part of the launch you can check out the following video I narrated detailing the background of the webcomic that launched this little endeavor:
Speaking of narrating, I’ve added a new compilation video to the Voice Acting section of my site, featuring a few examples of narration I have done recently. You also watch that video here:
Wrapping up the list of updates, there have been a number of releases in the past two months that feature my voice in some capacity. Here are some of the more prominent features:
Marauder Shields: Episode 27, where I am introduced as the voice of Thane
Marauder Shields: Episode 31, where I narrate a codex entry on the infrastructure dilemma of Earth after the technological surge from the discovery of the Mass Relays
Things are really starting to heat up (as if they ever truly cool down) in the universe of Marauder Shields, culminating in the first of a two-part mid-season finale that is set to change the course of the greatest war the galaxy has ever known.
In Episode 39: The Debt, Part 1, I continue to portray Admiral Hackett, who makes a decisive call and rallies the United Fleet.
The other day it was announced that I will be taking up the role of the narrator for Rotating Cube Games’ Mindworld: Shattered Dreams, an episodic FPS Action Thriller based in the Half-Life 2 engine. With a hefty dose of psychology and emotions, this looks to be a story that will capture your intrigue and take you deep down the rabbit hole of a subconscious mind.
The next news release should feature some samples that I can update you with, but until then check out what Mindworld is all about! Narration is one of my favorite realms of voice acting, and it will be an interesting challenge if I am to tell a story where the pacing may be at the player’s control (see The Stanley Parable for an example of this done spectacularly).
Over the past few weeks there have been a few audiobook releases for Marauder Shields; I predominantly play the role of the Codex Narrator (with the exception of Episode 24, where I also appear again as Admiral Hackett). You can check those audiobooks out at the links below:
That brings us to the latest release of Episode 30: The Protégé. Here, the eponymous character of the series, Marauder Shields (better known as Nihlus from Episode 21: Keys and Echoes), appears once again as we draw closer to the mid-season finale. This episode expands on the backstory first touched on in Episode 21, giving you pause to consider the series of events that have led up to this final confrontation–and leaving you wondering what comes next!