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The site is a bit ugly and under development. Also, we've filled some of our voice actor roles and have some fun sound edit samples to share. If you follow the BWL Discord's Cat-Life channel, then you've already seen this news.

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Today's news is a pretty small update. Basically there are two points to discuss and if you've been in the Cat-Life channel of the BWL Discord, then you've already heard this news like a month and change back. The only reason I have delayed in posting this news is because I have been - and still am - waiting to hear from one of your VA Auditions.

An Ugly Site Overhaul

First up, the Cat-Life hosted site is being updated and that has been a slow process. Lolzzz992 - also known as Sofia - decided to drop the flash site and focus on the wordpress blog using some add-ons and plugins to turn it into a site.

However, there have been a number of hold ups including real life issues and internet issues that have slowed down her progress. The site has been converted over to the new modified wp blog, but is not yet finished.

So basically, "pardon our mess."


You can even see the word "background" still written in there and loads of "Lorem ipsum's" in there. It'll get there eventually.

Her time on web development is actually split between the Cat-Life hosted site and her own hosted site as well. So it may take a while to get all the kinks ironed out.

Voice Actor Auditions Continue

In other news, we filled some of the voice actor roles.

The roles of Dr Leed, Scientist 2, Security Guard, Marine 1, and Marine CO are filled

Big Bad Beaver accepted the role of Dr Leed.
Fleetwood accepted the roles of Civilian Scientists 2 and Marine CO
Greekas accepted the roles of Civilian Security Guard and Marine 1

I would have announced this sooner, but I'm actually still waiting for a response from WanderingVoiceActor. He was offered the roles of Dr Hill and Marine 2 along with a possible role as Dr Dixon - we haven't had many tryouts for that role, but he sounds good in it.

This means that the roles of Dr Dixon, Scientist 1, Scientist 3, Kliener, Barney, and Dr Burnette will remain open for now as I want to get more auditions. And until I hear a yea or nay from WanderingVoiceActor or we choose someone else, the roles of Dr Hill and Marine 2 will also remain open.

We haven't received any auditions for Dr Kleiner, Barney, or Dr Burnette. Then again, that one didn't surprise us given the need for a good impression of Kleiner and Barney or the importance of Dr Burnette's role. All three are also a little more minor in terms of lines.

Once again, the audition calls are at the following links with instructions to email your submissions.

CL 3Scientists Audition Call
CL Barney and Kleiner Audition Call
CL Civilian Audition Call
CL Dr Burnette Audition Call
CL Grunt Audition Call

And once again, don't forget about the BWL Discord and it's Cat-Life channel. We're using that to coordinate the team. I've now added Big Bad Beaver, Fleetwood, and Greekas to the team group and given them access to the private channels and the file share. They now can look up the full scripts and read the full story as CLGS was planned and chat with Sofia, jimdardar, and jackathan regarding what they need and are doing on the project.

Some Teasing

Finally today, I have a bit of a tease for anyone interested. I took some of the tryouts from these guys and edited up some MP3 files to sample the way they could sound as the scenes were written.

Remember, these are NOT in-game sounds. This is just edited together in Audition as the scenes are written... with a few lines from me to fill in empty roles and a couple of quick teases for two characters I haven't discussed publicly which I am playing.

Once again, these have already been posted on the Discord for over a month.

Scene: Hazard Course - This room is the introduction room of the administrative hazard course. We can probably make out three scientists in a room with a monitoring station and exits on either side.

This scene is at the start of the skippable prologue / hazard course.

Newton is waking up after a bad dream and being experimented upon.

Dr Hill, Dr Dixon - WanderingVoiceActor
Dr Leed - Big Bad Beaver
Newton - The Wildcat - lower quality because it is already converted to HL friendly format.

Over the PA we hear...

Scene: Arrival of Marines During the course of the mod, we will find out that the military has arrived. We want a radio communication to announce this presence so that future sightings of the Marine's and the K-9 Units will be explained.

Marine 1 - Greekas
Marine 2 - WanderingVoiceActor
Marine CO - Fleetwood

Scene: Boss Battle At the end of the game, when facing the main force of evil Newton will have to defeat, science and security teams finally enter the Gamma Division. With Newton's arrival, it has lost focus and the civilians are starting to make access. They will then give Newton some instructions and armed security may try to help Newton.

Scientist 2 - Fleetwood
Security Guard - Greekas
Scientists 1, 3 - The Wildcat as a filler
AI (infested) - The Wildcat
The Entity - The Wildcat

Part 1 - The Gamma Division AI controlled by the Entity is starting to loose focus. The Science team has found their way into a control room and managed to make some headway with the computer and comms.

Part 2 - The Entity has lost control of the AI, but maintains control of most systems. The Science team is now struggling to regain control and Newton is in a fight for life.

That's all for today.

Remember, we need help. Not only do we still have VA roles to fill, but Sofia and the team could always use help with model work, mapping, sprites, even coding whenever possible.

You can usually reach Team Leader Sofia via discord.


OMFG wonderfull mod, love the whole sound thing like listening on the radio :D MEHIOW

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well, always good to hear some news

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I hope mapping wise you're coming equally good along..

The voice samples are amazing.. Fantastic work.

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The atmosphere of those recordings are absolutely spot on!

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I keep forgetting that this is still being made lol

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