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Lots Of Voice Actors Needed For 'Synapse' A Sci-Fi Game Demo In Development

Lots Of Voice Actors Needed For 'Synapse' A Sci-Fi Game Demo In Development

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‘In the future, one world sits on top of the other. Above is the Verge - a powerhouse of robotics, genetic science and financial strength. A much envied Venture or power and quality of life, ruled over by the APEX corporation.

Below is the aptly named Undercity, held at arms length by APEX. A city in almost perpetual darkness, where thousands work day and night in industrial sectors so that they can live.

While the Verge prospers and flourishes, the Undercity stagnates - every day jobs are lost, and every day more lights go out. The relationship between lower and upper city becomes increasingly strained - and eventually, something has to give.’
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‘Synapse’ is a sci-fi/light cyberpunk game demo being created using the Unity engine that we are aiming to release between July and August. We have a variety of people teamed up on this passion project from around the world, working hard to fulfil the demo’s complete potential in the hope of getting a publisher for the full game or using the demo to kickstart the full game - and that is where you come in!

We are casting for a variety of roles, from main character roles with up to ten minutes of dialogue to NPC’s with nine words (plus screams of pain, of course!). There are nearly twenty characters in total for the demo alone, of all varieties.

If you are inexperienced, wanting to make a mark and have a role, whether big or small to add to your CV, this is the role for you. This is a game we are aiming to release on various PC mediums to hopefully lots and lots of people - further to that, we are hoping to turn the demo into a fully fledged game with backing from a publisher or from crowdfunding.

As we are an indie team we are on a tight budget for this game, and so we are offering preagreed wages based on the national minimum wage - we understand if this is unsuitable and below your paygrade. What we can offer you also is this:

-Exposure from the game demo when it is released.
-Possible further and better paid work if the demo is expanded into a full game (especially so for main characters).

We look forward to hearing from you. The various roles are listed below.

Bear in mind that these roles are (slighty) malleable. If you think you can bring something interesting to a role, or if you think that you can make a compelling case for your role to be a female instead of male of vise versa for example, then by all means try and make that case in your application. We are looking for a certain type of voice for each character - but we are here to be convinced otherwise.

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Hi everyone! Just to let you know our intentions going forward.
We are very happy so many people applied, and we're trying to access and organise actors as this is being written. At some point soon, hopefully within a week or two we'll be sending another questionaire to everyone (possibly with answers to questions as well) - this will be to clarify your positions on certain things.

One particularly important thing is access to quality voice recording equipment - we have rejected applications that do not have access to this. It is very important that applicants have access to good equipment for this because we don't have a studio and will be working with actors online. Some people have not been rejected because they say they can borrow equipment, or because they can access a studio - but in the long term we will probably require guarentees.

Following the questionaire people will be invited to audition online - exactly how this will work is yet to be discussed in full. Right now this may well involve a skype audition, but I am fully aware of the issues this could cause for us and actors (poor internet connection, breakup of calls etc) and am considering other options.

The process or recruiting should be completed over the next month. There's plenty more to it, but many things are yet to be decided. This is simply an update to tell you that yes, we have taken notice, and we will be getting back to you in the near future.

I hope you are all well.

Yours sincerely, Rob.

Edited 12 March 2016


Kai (Protagonist)

Abandoned by his parents, Kai grew up in the Undercities harsh street. From there, Kai gathered a variety of skills, from being behind the bar, to being homeless and struggling to survive, to eventually joining a gang. Kai led this turbulent, sometimes violent life untill he found the shivering Aliq in a side alley - a boy made of metal, without a friend in the world. Kai has watched over his younger friend ever since - and uses all of his skills to keep Aliq safe. Words: 1388 approximately.

Male, aged 19 to 24

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Aliq (Main Character)

Aliq is a boy with a robotic body form the neck down, and a bright and cheery teenager with a passion for robotics. He has been living with Kai ever since his parents disappeared - the same night that Aliq woke up with his robotic body outside his flat. Aliq see's Kai like an older brother, and though he hates violence, will fight to protect Kai and Wika, who have looked after him ever since he lost his parents. (Note: A younger voice is required for this role.) Words: 365 approximately.

Male, aged 18 to 24

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

JN-116 (Non Playable Character)

JN-116 is the local town droid, programmed to guide people around, provide directions and generally be a pillar of the local community - albeit a pillar stariting to crack and crumble. In recent times Jin's systems have begun to break down - and with no-one willing to fix him, Jin is moving rapidly toward expiry. Words: 298 approximately.

Anyone, aged 18 and over

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Wika (Main Character)

Wika is the self appointed guardian of Kai and Aliq - and the leader of their little gang. Wika was raised by a school teacher from birth, and was due to move across the city to start her new job and life when her escort was attacked and murdered. Wika narrowly escaped being killed herself - but the experience scarred her. Even now, looking after her two charges, she watches them with hard eyes, born from violence, vigilanteism, and fear of the future. Words: 244 words approximately.

Female, aged 21 to 30

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Mr Kozak (Non Playable Character)

Mr Kozak is a neighbour of Kai's. He works from early day to late night so that he can put his son through school - and it shows in everything he does. In this world only the hardest working avoid being made redundant in this world of easy labour - and so over the years, Mr Kozak has been stretched thinner and thinner. Words: 193 approximately.

Male, aged 40 to 51

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Lars (Non Playable Character)

Lars is a 'contractor' for the ruling APEX, charged with keeping the peace in his section of the Undercity. Lars is increasingly cynical of the job he has to do, as more and more contractors are cut in his area - but he remains 'one of the good guys', out to help people rather then the other way around. Words: 172 words approximately.

Anyone, aged 27 to 40

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Meg (Non Playable Character)

Meg is part drug dealer and part scientist. In this future drugs are illegal, with a few loose regulations handed down from APEX ensuring drug dealers can't murder their clients. Meg though is something different - he's an innovator, creating drugs using nanobots and other electronics to completely change how recreational drugs are used in the Undercity. For a street vendor, he's got big plans. Words: 153 approximately.

Male, aged 30 to 39

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Eli Kozak (Non Playable Character)

Eli Kozak is a disillusioned kid - he sees where the future of the Undercity is going and it isn't going anywhere good. And so he's lost interest in his schoolwork, and lost interest in his own future. He's starting to even hang out with a gang which has come to his side of town. He's a tired kid who has lost faith in the systems under which he is bound. (Note: Younger voice preferred for this role) Words: 127 approximately.

Male, aged 18 to 22

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Polo (Non Playable Character)

Polo is just a guy having a drink at the bar, having a banter filled conversation with the barman. He is a boisterous guy with a few drinks in him, and happy to defend his brother - who works on the Verge above. Words: 99 approximately.

Male, aged 19 to 25

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Zonal (Non Playable Character)

Zonal is another contractor, like Lars. He however is a more cynical grumpy type then Lars is, and far less receptive to open chit chat among the locals. His heart may be in the right place, or it might not. It's hard to tell... Words: 98 approximately.

Anyone, aged 32 to 40

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Flats (Non Playable Character)

Flats is desperate - he has a lot of gambling debts from an attempt to make his family rich gone badly wrong. His family are about to be made destitute, the wrong people are after him, and he doesn't even have the money for a gun. Flats is ready to sink really low. Words: 74 approximately.

Male, aged 28 to 37

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Ganger 1 (Non Playable Character)

Ganger 1 is the leader of his gang - and a bit of a dirtbag. He's come to this part of the Undercity to claim power - and lost interest in the straight and narrow a long time ago. He's far from the only one in the Undercity to go down this path, but he's one of the stupider and more vicious ones - ready to fight at a moments notice with little fear or thought of consequences. Words: 69 approximately.

Male, aged 21 to 29

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Ventrelli Doba (Non Playable Character)

Ventrelli Doba is the manager and barman for Doba's Place - handed down to him by his father. Ventrelli is more then happ to crack jokes and have a good time with his customers - in fact he's another one of those who cares about the local community, which is rare in the current Undercity. Still, if people get out of line he has more then enough prescence to put his foot down real damn quick. Words: 67 approximately.

Male, aged 25 to 33

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Denk (Non Playable Character)

Denk is a human drone who runs the cramped Multi Mart, where lots of people get their food. He has had lots of training as to how to be the most professional, most customer friendly Multi Mart employee he can be - and has lost much of what he is as a result. When he opens his mouth, Multi-Mart PR comes out. Words: 64 approximately.

Male, aged 32 to 42

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Baust (Sub-Antagonist)

Baust is an APEX contracted super soldier who takes joy out of his work - be that killing opponents or killing anything else. He likes the challenge of a good fight and doesn't consider wiping out Undercity rats to be much fun - but he does what he is ordered to do and has very few qualms about doing anything, regardless of how monstrous it is. Moreover, he has a particularly refined taste and dialect - and has little interest or care for others in his way. Words: 16 approximately.

Male, aged 35 to 50

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Soldier 1 (Enemy)

Soldier 1 is a contracted soldier taking orders from Baust. He unquestionably follows orders and works toward the goals of his masters - and is a highly effective soldier and communicator. Words: 9 approximately.

Anyone, aged 25 to 35

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

Logan (Non Playable Character

Logan is homeless and penniless, and he has been a long time. But he is happy with his existance, living in the sewerage systems where the wiring and sewers run side by side. He is a light minded person who was never particularly inclined to working his life away, and is perfectly happy to have nothing, and sit and watch Undercity life go by. Words: 279 approximately.

Male, aged 25 to 33

  • Acting experience: No previous acting experience - Any

Applications closed 17 March 2016.

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Listing created: 10 March 2016
Applications closed: 17 March 2016
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