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3 comments by Au-heppa on Dec 5th, 2014

6 December 2014 - Asi pos Ruumste

First of all, big thanks to everyone who voted for us on Steam Greenlight. I am super happy about From Earth being accepted. I can't wait to get the game out there for all you people.

Things have been pretty great since we put the game on Greenlight. We found a voice actor for almost all of the major roles. Some of them are still open, so if you are still interested in the project, send your demo reel or other examples of previous work our way. Most of the roles also require a bit of a range, so if your demo reel doesn't include more dramatic scenes and more action oriented scenes, I will probably ask you to record some examples.

We have already recorded a bunch of the gameplay related dialogue. Biggest challenge has been the dialogue for the alien language system. Our voice actor for Zenaida, Phanie Nixon, did a fantastic job going through all of the hard to pronounce words.


(A lot of the dialogue is still placeholder)

Not only is the language difficult to pronounce, but because of how the language system works, all of the words used by the language system had to be recorded in a specific way. The words can be spoken in a lot of different orders, so they have to be recorded with a smooth beginning and ending. If the word starts with sharp sounds they won't sound natural when played in succession. We had to spend a lot of time making sure all the words were being spoken at the same speed and volume.

I am not sure if it's possible to have all the voice files in such a way that the speech sounds completely natural, but this is also something I feel I can overlook as I like the system so much.

Joseph P. Bracken has also recorded all of the dialogue for the male aliens. It took a while to get through all of it, but he did a great job and it's great to play the game with all of it in place. Dianna Conley also joined as a voice actress for one of the major characters. I am very excited for what's coming up for the project.

Looking for help

If you are interested in applying, you can send me a message on Moddb, Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail me at au-heppa@hlssmod.net.

Sound Designer
We are looking for a talented sound designer to create custom sounds for all the alien and human technology.

Voice actors and actresses
There are still some roles open if you are interested.

The aliens will be speaking an alien language specifically designed for this mod. Their dialogue is partly already written and ready for recording. Examples will be provided if you are interested.

Other
We are interested in getting any help we can get, especially world texture creators and prop modellers. We are specially in need of world texture creators, including creating HDR skybox creatures for the Source Engine. If you are not interested joining the team for a longer time you can also do smaller one time contributions.

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LonelyAmerican
LonelyAmerican Nov 16 2014, 6:14pm says:

It looks impressive considering this is using the source engine. Picture what it would look like as a standalone game. I would totally pay to see that.

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THEWULFMAN
THEWULFMAN Nov 1 2014, 1:03am says:

Hey everyone. Been following the project since back when it was just some concept art and an idea.

If I had more time in the day I'd offer my help without a second thought. Maybe just maybe I can try to come up with some sounds for you guys, I'm not an expert sound designer by any means, barely an amateur with a condenser mic. If you were to produce a list of required sounds, and describe the function of the object, I could try to create something, sometime, maybe.

I'd love to just jump in and promise I'd be the most reliable person whom ever helped you, but that'd be a lie. Those who know me, know my projects can take quite awhile to get done. So I can't promise anything.

Shoot me a PM if like you, or don't, I'm not a cop.

Oh, and naturally I voted yes on the greenlight. Also left a comment.

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darkspire17
darkspire17 Aug 7 2014, 11:51pm says:

are youguys still doing this?

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Au-heppa Creator
Au-heppa Aug 17 2014, 5:00am replied:

Yes, the project is still going strong.

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Lon-nah
Lon-nah Aug 15 2014, 12:04pm replied:

I cant's peak on behalf of the manager, but I can assure you this project has not been ceased.

I am under the impression we would release a public notification if the time ever comes.

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Guest
Guest Jul 19 2014, 2:44pm says:

looks like the game could be great, but the visuals are very dated looking. Maybe if it was on a more up to date engine? Or would that be far too much time?

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Au-heppa Creator
Au-heppa Jul 28 2014, 12:17am replied:

I don't think it's a problem with the engine but rather finding a lot of super talented people that would have a lot of time and interest to help.

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Lon-nah
Lon-nah Jul 1 2014, 5:19pm says:

The header of this MOD explains it self so very well and I am more than happy with the content I've seen. Real potential, along with skill in design.

On a separate note, I am very happy to be on the production team and await for direction from managers.

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NECROmods
NECROmods Apr 20 2014, 4:03am says:

when this mod done?

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Au-heppa Creator
Au-heppa Apr 21 2014, 12:24am replied:

Hard to say at this point. I am guessing at least one year.

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Stoudemire15
Stoudemire15 Jul 1 2014, 9:34am replied:

Just take your time and do. I don't want to see the history of what happening after being rushed. In the reason become another abomination of perfect. When it completed without fixing anything in the final production. No Offence that is the truth. Good Luck to that.

Stoudemire

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