Category Archives: In the press

Matt in MCV “Levelling Up”

Our very own Matt Dear, Recording Engineer has been featured in this months MCV Magazine. Matt speaks about if own journey getting into games audio, giving great advice to those who may be on a similar path. Whether you might be just starting out or looking to get a full time job in games its a good read.

Check him out in print in the February issue of MCV or keep you eyes peeled for the online article on MCV.

OM casting article part two now on gi.biz

The eagerly awaited part two of Mark’s “Thoughts on casting” article is now live on gamesindustry.biz 

Mark really gets down to the nitty gritty in this article. Outlining all the important steps developers should take to get that perfect actor cast in their game. Everything from casting to character briefs and what to look for in self tapes and auditions, Mark has you covered.

Mark also shares OM’s mark…

OM casting article on gamesindustry.biz

We’re delighted to see Mark’s recent post “Thoughts on game voice casting: Part One” being published on gamesindustry.biz 

The article talks about Mark’s journey as a casting director and why we have set up OM the way we have. He also addresses how casting for games can be so incredibly difficult due to its creative processes and those who are involved.

Mark shares his best advice for developers o…

OMUK and CDT At GDC 2016

At this year’s GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San Francisco, Mark Estdale will be demonstrating our proprietary Creative Dialogue Tools (CDT). CDT is the engine that powers Game Immersive Voice Recording (GIVR) and has been developed and tested on over 300 titles. It’s designed by dialogue specialists for dialogue specialists. CDT can transform dialogue production for your game and we’ll be demonstrating how at the UKIE …

OMUK’s Victoria Prentice Interviewed By Ukie

For this week’s entry in the Ukie careers series, OMUK Studio Manager Victoria Prentice was interviewed about her career in games. Beginning her career at OMUK in 2012 as an audio engineer, Victoria is an integral part of the OMUK team. In the interview, she discusses a typical day, career highlights, and briefly touches on unannounced projects we’re involved with. There are also tips for those starting out in the industry, and str…

OMUK at MIGS 2015

Attending MIGS – Montreal International Game Summit next week? OMUK’s Mark Estdale will be delivering a tale on Acting and Espionage, and we’d like to meet you. For more information, email info@omuk.com. We’re looking forward to meeting some of you in Montreal. A full description of Mark’s talk follows;

A practical, hands on and fun immersion in how what the MI6 and the CIA know about acting can liberate a…

Telltale’s Game of Thrones Concludes November 17th

To celebrate the announcement that Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series will conclude on November 17th with the release of the 6th and final episode, Telltale Games have released a new video, featuring interviews with the stars of the HBO show, alongside footage of the sessions.

These interviews were recorded at OMUK, as actors Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow), Kit Harrington (Jon Snow), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Natali…

Slides Available From Mark Estdale’s Talk at GDC Europe

Following a successful talk at GDC Europe, the slides and transcript from OMUK Founder Mark Estdale’s talk are now available to view for free in the GDC Vault. If have a membership to the vault itself, a filmed version of the talk is also available to view.

Covering Mark’s experience of working with Telltale Games on Wallace and Gromit, through to localizing Daedalic’s Deponia series and KING Art’s Book of Unwrit…

Esper 2 Announced at Oculus Connect 2

OMUK returned to the ESPR organization this month with Coatsink Software, providing casting, voice direction and voice recording for their latest VR experience.

Joining the returning voice of Eric Meyers in Esper 2 will be Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), Sean Pertwee (Killzone 2, Gotham) and Lara Pulver (Spooks, Sherlock).

Esper 2 will be released for the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.

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…