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KING Art Games Kickstarts ‘The Dwarves’

KING Art Games are ready to start their next adventure, and have taken to Kickstarter once again to help bring it to life. Based on the first novel in the series by German Author Markus Heitz, The Dwarves is set to bring the battles often seen in epic fantasy films to life. We’re working with KING Art to cast and record their latest production, and are looking forward to spending more time in Girdlegard.

If you would like…

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power

Frozenbyte have announced that the eagerly anticipated third entry in the Trine series will be released on PC on August 20th, with Mac and Linux versions soon to follow. OMUK Cast, Recorded and Directed the characters for the game, which continues the developer’s trend for stunning visuals, clever puzzles and a delightful soundtrack.

Trine 3 is available for pre-order on Steam and GOG

Stars of Game of Thrones Record at OMUK

Four stars of the hit HBO  TV show Game of Thrones recorded at OMUK for multiple episodes of the Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series video game.

Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow), Kit Harrington (Jon Snow), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Natalie Dormer (Margery Tyrell) came to OMUK’s Kings Cross studio to record their voices for the series.  The sessions used the pioneering GIVR production methodology developed by Mark…

Team OMUK raises over £3000 for GamesAid

A huge hug and a big thank you to everyone who sponsored Team OMUK for the 2015 London Vitality 10k run last Sunday.

Along with Terry Haynes from Hotgen, Team OMUK raised £3,157.33 for GamesAid. GamesAid is the inspired UK games industry charity that raises funds to support those helping severely disabled and disadvantaged children and young people.

We are sore, hobbling and proud to have all crossed the finish line.

OMUK at GDC Europe 2015 and Gamescom

GDC Europe is next week, and OMUK’s Mark Estdale will be doing a talk at the conference on Tuesday August 4th from 15:05 to 15:30, on the challenges of localizing comedy. If you’ve wanted a fresh view of localization, then we hope to see some of you there.

Examples of our most recent work can be found in the 5th Episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, where we cast and recorded a large number of the game&#8217…

Team OMUK Runs the London 10k for GamesAid

We’re running* the London 10k in July for GamesAid, a charity umbrella supporting disadvantaged and disabled children and young people. This cause is especially close to our hearts, so please share this link to our team page. Any donations are of course greatly accepted.

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/omuk

*or as close to running as some of us will get.

OMUK nominated for a Develop Award

It’s a proud moment for us here at OMUK, as we’ve been nominated for the ‘Creative Outsourcer – Audio’ award for our work on Tropico 5 at this year’s Develop Awards.

In addition, other titles we’ve contributed dialogue to have been nominated;

Block N Load – Best New IP
Shards of War – Visual Arts
Dreamfall Chapters – Audio Accomplishment

Congratulations to all of…

OMUK at Nordic Game Conference 2015

 Mark Estdale will be speaking at the Nordic Game Conference 2015 on creating believable characters in games. His talk, which will be a live face captured session, is titled ‘Getting Real’,  and will be at 12:00 on 22nd May 2015 in the Oslo theatre.

Here’s a sample of some the technology in action, from the Faceshift demo at GDC 2015.

OMUK at GDC 2015

Our CEO Mark Estdale will be at GDC and Game Connection San Francisco, demonstrating the power of Game Immersive Voice Recording (GIVR) and CDT (Creative Dialogue Tools). If you’d like to see the magic in action, email info@omuk.com.

Here is GIVR in action.

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse wins Best Voice Acting ‘Aggie Award’

Congratulations to Charles Cecil and the team at Revolution Software as Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse wins the 2014 Adventure Gamers award for ‘Best Voice Acting’.

With comic sparring dialogue such a core part of the series’ appeal, it is always crucial that Revolution get it right. Well, in The Serpent’s Curse they nailed it once again. The other fantastic finalists certainly made themselves heard, but …