Character Introductions in Destiny and The Swapper

October 26, 2014 Kenneth Young 0

Introducing a character can be a tricky business. This is especially true of those characters present throughout the gameplay experience – player characters, buddies, guides, narrators and their ilk. Game teams exposed to such characters over months and years of development become so familiar with them that evaluating their introduction, […]

The Use of Voice in Portal 2

July 19, 2011 Kenneth Young 3

By Kenneth Young Portal 2 represents a real milestone for me. It’s the first game that, prior to even getting my grubby mitts on it, had me more excited about its prospective use of voice than any other aspect of the project. It’s a Valve game, so you trust that […]

Voice in Bioware’s Dragon Age: Origins

May 16, 2010 Kenneth Young 16

I’m obsessed with the use of voice in games. I find it one of the most fascinating aspects of the medium. Most related discussions you might encounter, certainly as an audio practitioner, focus on processes relating to getting a good acting performance and how to best capture it – casting, […]

Interactive Audio Crimes in Heavy Rain

April 5, 2010 Kenneth Young 7

How OCD am I? I refused to fold the piece of card that came with Heavy Rain in to the intended origami figurine because I didn’t want to inflict any creases on it and, instead, recreated it, warts and all, using a blank piece of paper. That’s special :) Heavy […]