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Find out how you can win a brand new NVIDIA GTX 480 1GB Video card - simply by using your voice! Details and all prizes are listed inside!

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We at Spiral Game Studios absolutely love our community, love interacting with them - and also allowing unique and creative ways to involve them in the development process. We are extremely proud to present our new event called "Be The Voice".


This is a brand new event th at runs until Friday, April 1st, 2011 (roughly a month and a half). This competition will allow you to be one of 10 toggable sets for the "Game Announcer" - you know, the bloke that rattles off phrases such as "Headshot!" and "Multi-Kill!".


THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

  • There will be five (5) winners.
  • There will be one (1) grand prize winner.
  • All applicants need to record 3 takes of each line - there are 100 lines. It takes roughly 1 hour to record it all.
  • Record it all in one file if possible – we can split it up!
  • We recommend that you use Dropbox - put it in a folder and share it with announcer@spiralgamestudios.com - Otherwise you can upload it to file hosting services such as FileFront, MediaShare, MegaUpload - or any other one and send the link to the email address below.
  • Must be submitted to:
    announcer@spiralgamestudios.com
  • View the required recording list here:
    Orion-project.net

PRIZES FOR THE 5 WINNING FINALISTS:

  • 01 – Voice set including as a toggable “Game Announcer” - Set will be named after you.
  • 02 – Free Copy of 'ORION: Prelude' (platform of choice / upon release).
  • 03 – Spiral Game Studios T-Shirt
  • 04 – Digital Soundtrack
  • 05 – Access to 'ORION: Prelude PC Multiplayer Beta''
  • 06 – Included in game credits

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

On top of receiving all of that other greatness (below) - the single Grand Prize winner will also receive a brand new NVIDIA GTX 480 1GB video card.



ALIEN WEAPONS - REVEALED!

To continue our update from last week - we are now revealing some of the awesome alien weapons along with the style of them. These were done by Benjamin Boesel - the same young lad responsible for cranking out and perfecting the human style:






KICKSTARTER - ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS TO GET EXCLUSIVE REWARDS!

We also only have just a few days left on our KickStarter promotion. This is another fantastic way for fans to not only show support - but get access to incredible rewards. Based on the package you select, you can have access to rewards such as:

  • Custom Armors
  • Custom Weapons
  • Special Jetpack Particle Color
  • Instant PC Multiplayer Beta access (upon launch)
  • Signed Artwork
  • Achievement named after you
  • Being made into a video game character

We have revealed tons of information, trailers, media and updates over the course of KickStarter. We've shown off quite a bit and love to be extremely up front with both the press and fans - so I've included convenient links to some of the major updates we posted. We encourage you to check them out as they are simply awesome :)

"The Indie Dream" Video Documentary:
Youtube.com

Support ORION: Prelude @ KickStarter:
Kickstarter.com

KickStarter Gameplay Trailer:
Youtube.com

Carrier Reveal Trailer:
Youtube.com

Altair Reveal Trailer:
Youtube.com

ORION: Project (2009 free prototype) made available on Desura Moddb.com

View the Press Release here:
Spiralgamestudios.com

We look forward to all of your applications! Make sure to sign up for the PC Multiplayer Beta if you haven't already:
Orionprelude.com

Comments
Lord_of_Sausage
Lord_of_Sausage

Awesome!
Time to get my deep badass voice back again!

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OriginalPerry
OriginalPerry

Do you have to record all of them ? Seems like a waste of time if you don't win, should have the person select 10 or so..

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x3nu
x3nu

I need a new video card... Too bad I have no way to record my voice... *cries*

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HWG
HWG

Sent to you guys, for anyone else who wants a listen...

Daviddrury.com

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Greenagainn!
Greenagainn!

You have such a badass voice.

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TheJx4
TheJx4

That really loud one, is super annoying. Like, really, annoying.

The other ones are great though, but sometimes it sounds like you're trying to be mysterious.

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HWG
HWG

Was just trying to do a range, just to show I don't need to be locked in. The 'loud one' is actually a gunnery sergeant style of voice, sounds ****** on cheap equipment. Don't have access to a recording studio right now, which is a bummer.

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HWG
HWG

Daviddrury.com

My personal GG .mp3 for all of you! :D

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HWG
HWG

www.daviddrury.com/orion/DavidDrury-VoiceReelMono.mp3

Just the 'announcer' voice for everyone. No other impressions.

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BenBoesel
BenBoesel

Baddass! nice work- are you an announcer in RL?

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HWG
HWG

No Ben - not professionally. I do, however, have experience with seminars and public speaking. I'm a 20 year old public speaker, studying at University of Cincinnati. I was a journalism major, but switched to History / Poli-sci.

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BenBoesel
BenBoesel

Oh sweet! Good luck my friend. I'd say you could make some nice on the side college money by doing audio for indie games :P

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thefoofighter
thefoofighter

nice one

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LordDavkas
LordDavkas

I'm in! Going to record A.S.A.P.

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RageX
RageX

Cool, I'll record something this week.

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MattmanDude
MattmanDude

So... this ends on April 1st? Don't get your hopes up for that card folks... this already sounds like a prank.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

There could be something easier ._.

Well, I think that recording 100 lines in 3 different ways is kinda useless, I think that you should make us record 50 lines in only 1 way, and then when the winners are announced you could talk to them and tell them to record the rest until they wait for their prizes.

That's just what I think. Anyway, i'm recording all those with my stupid 14-year-old perv voice and my 10 bucks microphone... Wait and see.

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Awesome_ninja
Awesome_ninja

I kinda agree.... that's a lotta voice acting....
But hey, the prizes are big tho...Game credits and a GTX 480! What other game developer proposes such awesomeness?

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Daystranger
Daystranger

The problem is: "professional" actor will cost as much as GTX 480(if not more).
They are getting LOTS extra of samples "for free".
Sounds fair. But fair to ones who will lose? No.

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Praz Author
Praz

It's a time-investment competition. People win - people lose.

It's up to you if an hour of your time is worth all of the above.

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LoudCore
LoudCore

I'll try some recording tomorrow. :) This seems interesting. Since I already have done some game announcing for some games that are already on this site.

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thunderising
thunderising

wait, UDK on X360 and PS3??

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Praz Author
Praz

Unreal Engine 3.0

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medve
medve

nvidia :(

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Heaney

Nvidia are awesome...

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FmanZ
FmanZ

This competitins sounds good only problem is that my mic isn't that good :( hope it doesn't matter?

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Praz Author
Praz

If it makes you feel any better - I used an on-board laptop microphone for recording "The Indie Dream" trailer.

Our audio team is capable of cleaning up quite a bit ;)

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FmanZ
FmanZ

thats great thanks :) I will get with it this week :)

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ZaliaS
ZaliaS

Hey guys, just wanted to post a sample of my announcement reel for Orion here so that I can get some constructive criticism back from you all. Link is on MediaShare, so just click the play button on the left to listen. Thanks all.

Zaliasoo.mediashare.com

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ZaliaS
ZaliaS

Also feel free to e-mail me at amreinb@yahoo.com and add me on STEAM.

STEAM = zalias1@hotmail.com

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woweatme12345
woweatme12345

sounds pretty good, although i think you should put some more emphasis on some words like DINO-BEAT-down if u know what i mean :)

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zadbag
zadbag

How do you pronounce Altair... is it like al-tair or am i not even close?

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Praz Author
Praz

Yes, we actually don 't have a preference for it - we accept both.

Alt - air

Or Alt - I - Air (assassin's creed style).

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HWG
HWG

Did one more 'final' entry for them,

Daviddrury.com

Enjoy and good luck everyone!

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

Heehee :)
Awesome prize!!
I got GTX 470, and its just awesome :)
:)

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

look on the internet + get a good mic!
got 470, its awesome, 480 its a bit better.
"if u never try, u will never win"

This as a replay to:

iwhbyd117 Feb 14 2011, 10:42pm says:
I need a new video card... Too bad I have no way to record my voice... *cries*

Why dosnt replay allways work?

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Praz Author
Praz

Only 3 hours remain - track, support and spread the link:
Kickstarter.com

Take the opportunity to grab some of those amazing (super limited and exclusive) rewards!

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xalener
xalener

Our we allowed to do any of our own effects to the voice?

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woweatme12345
woweatme12345

for anyone who wants to c what i did

Mediafire.com

its not great but some of it is good :P

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woweatme12345
woweatme12345

who won this????

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