Calling all fans of the Mass Effect series! Bioware recently announced on their blog that fans can send in voice auditions for characters in the upcoming title Andromeda. The post provides fans with a couple scripts for different characters: Jordan Tate, a smart and talented indie documentarian eager to give the real perspective on life in Andromeda, or “Tough Mercenary,” who despite being tough as space nails will discuss the difficulties of living on the frontier and being pioneers in a new world.
Those interested simply need to submit a recording reading the script(s) in their natural voice. The entries will be judged on the quality of your voice performance and how well it matches the Mass Effect style.
There’s a formal set of rules for the contest, but here’s the short and sweet version from the blog post:
Starting September 12, 2016 at 6 PM GMT, we’re giving you the chance to voice a character in an upcoming Mass Effect videogame. The contest entry period closes on September 28, 2016 at 6:59 AM GMT, at which point the entries will be judged by a panel of BioWare employees. The potential winner will be notified on or before November 30, 2016. The winner will be flown to one of our recording studios, put up in a hotel for up to two nights, and perform in a professional recording session.
This contest is a good PR move for the new title, but it’s also a great way to offer community involvement in the creation of a game. Who knows? Maybe your voice will be the new commander’s favorite on the [Andromeda ‘s equivalent of a citadel].
Tyler Davis a gaming writer and contributor to PN2. Go say hi on Twitter @TDavis179