Your chance to be in Chaos Faction 2!

2009-10-04 16:49:22 by EON

So the gameplay for CF2 is pretty much done and we're finally starting to think about sounds, and this is where you come into it.

The characters in CF1 were a bit lifeless, and as part of our effort to give them more character this time we want to give them a more varied range of sounds as they react to the gameplay, which means voice acting! We've split up the voices into 5 'personalities', and the sounds into 7 types.

The personalities are:

A cartoony kid's voice, think Nes and Ice Climbers from Super Smash Bros. Might want to get younger brothers/cousins to have a go at this one.

Snide Male
eg. Waluigi, Murdoc from The Gorillaz etc., this will be for the bully characters, the scientist and the ghost.

Generic Male
Just a generic male voice, like Fox and Captain Falcon from SSB.

Gruff Male
This will be for the pirate, farmer and builder, so it shouldn't be too specific to any of these (no Yarrrs, ooh-arrs etc.)

Growly and snarly, think lions, tigers, bears, zombies.

And the sounds we need for each personality are:

Small grunt (eg. hah!, huh!, rg!)
This will be for regular kicking/punching. These should be short and punchy (lol.) no more than a fraction of a second.

Big grunt (eg. Haaaaa!!, Rrrrraaaah!!, Yaaaaagh!!)
For more powerful 'rage' attacks (like special moves in Street Fighter/Tekken)

Get hit (eg. oof.. ah.. ng..)
Again, short and punchy.

Die (KO'd) (eg. aagh!, no!)

Fall off ledge/hit a long distance (eg. Aaaaaagh...!, Noooooo...!, Waaaaagh...!)

Sneaky laugh (eg. heh heh, heehee, *chuckle*)
When players pick up a crate, blow someone up with a mine, hit a switch etc. Maybe a bit like in Worms.

Happy (eg. Yeah!, Haha!)
Get a multikill, win the match etc.

We would need several variations of each of these sound types for each personality. (4 or 5 grunts, 4 or 5 deaths etc.)

We can't offer any money for the clips we use, but you will of course be immortalized in the credits for the game and be the envy of all your friends. So if you have a microphone, start playing around, have some fun, and send the results to me at Bear in mind we are more likely to use good quality recordings, also don't bother with additional effects (reverb/echo), we'll add them later if necessary. However if you want to shift the pitch, that's fine.

Thanks, -George Eade (EON)


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2009-10-04 17:03:47

If only I had a mic for voice acting D:


2009-10-04 17:12:10

"I'll get you, you big jerk!" - Halo Grunt


2009-10-04 17:18:44

If only i have a mic......I would do good Snide and Generic.


2009-10-04 17:31:53

well each character actually have different attributes? like speed, attack , animations etc. or just graphic swaps over the same design.

EON responds:

The appearance of characters won't actually affect their stats, the only part that will affect them in any way will be the mouth, which will of course change the soundbite set.


2009-10-04 17:39:02

Why not take voices from tf2? And make those characters from the game and make it an unlockable for beating the game or getting all the medals.

EON responds:

that would be using copyrighted material, we want all original voice acting.


2009-10-04 17:55:09

What TheReno said.


2009-10-04 17:55:45

Why not just steal TF2 Voices and do more work than you need to?
oh someone said that already.

I lost my mic but I want to get one right away and tryout! :D
How long do we have?

EON responds:

Quite a while yet, we're aiming to have it released by Christmas.


2009-10-04 17:59:13

I would, but my mike sucks and i have no editing tool. =(


2009-10-04 18:00:31

But if you need a Beta tester, I'd be more than happy to do that...


2009-10-04 18:10:35

I suck at voice acting lol


2009-10-04 18:24:27

Awesome, I want to do snide male.


2009-10-04 18:36:23

Took you long enough.


2009-10-04 18:57:53

So what do we send you? Just our attempts at these voices with any random line we can think of? Mind providing us with audition lines to say?

EON responds:

Just have a go at any of the sounds listed in any of the styles and send them over. Preferably we'd like people to have a go at each of the 7 sounds for a personality with a few examples of each sound, if that makes sense.


2009-10-04 19:03:11

What's the deadline for these voices? I might be able to buy a mic in time... or not. :(

EON responds:

You've got several weeks yet, we're hoping to get it out by Christmas.


2009-10-04 19:14:22

Should I edit the sounds myself?
Like have the falling off the stage fade out and stuff?

EON responds:

If you feel you can do it well, otherwise leave it to us, I'll get our sound guy to do any editing.


2009-10-04 19:22:00

Well then I suppose your in a pickle.


2009-10-04 19:22:32

When everyone is asleep I'll submit some. (3 hours)


2009-10-04 19:45:39

Oh nad do you want any female voices? my sister in law might do some ;D

EON responds:

Well there aren't any female characters, but female voice actors are often used for children, so she could do a few for the kids personality.


2009-10-04 19:50:36

i can do the following...

Kid (easy)
Animal (piece of cake)
Generic Male (of course)
Small grunt (like halo grunt wise? yes)

anything else you need?
just send me a PM then well talk.
i also have my Aim name on my account.



2009-10-04 19:52:00

o btw i dont have hotmail so if do you have gmail or skype thats perfect ill send you samples!



2009-10-04 19:54:57

actually Big grunt i may be able to do...

anyways i hope to do some recordings soon and send you to w/e form of email you have......hopefully....



2009-10-04 20:38:35

Use The Soldier's laugh from TF2.



2009-10-04 20:41:35

Snide male = kanye west sound board?


2009-10-04 20:42:10

Give me two days. What file format do you want them in? Do you want them recorded in mono or stereo?

I always do free voice acting for people at NG. It's the others who have to pay.

EON responds:

Stereo would be best, and any format is fine, though wav is preferable.


2009-10-04 21:59:06

Is it gonna be 2 player?

EON responds:

Same-keyboard 2 player, yes.


2009-10-04 22:07:43

do you have anything other than hotmail?

like gmail skype or aim?
otherwise i cant send you the recordings...
and i really want to do some voice work.

EON responds:

you can send emails from gmail to hotmail. if you don't want to do that you can always upload them to a public file-sharing site.


2009-10-05 00:34:50

:[ fuck. My files got corrupted, I had about 7 of them. Sorry, can't do em' until I fix this problem.


2009-10-05 02:02:18



2009-10-05 02:29:40

I can probably do the Snide Male voice for you. . . I'll see if I can give you some examples.


2009-10-05 09:17:15

Do we have a deadline? I have no idea when my condenser mic will arrive, might take 2 weeks more or less.

EON responds:

you've probably got a couple of months yet.


2009-10-05 17:44:53

I can do a kid voice

What I should say?

EON responds:

Just try any of the sounds listed.


2009-10-05 19:06:56

I can try to do some stuff. It will probably be crap, but I'll give it a go, and have some fun doing it : )


2009-10-05 19:30:31

If you want a big negro black male, im your guy

seriously though

EON responds:

sure go for it, if you think that would fit any of these personalities.


2009-10-05 20:32:41

I will start praticing.


2009-10-05 21:03:58

I sent an Email with my demo reels


2009-10-05 22:53:21

I'm willing to. Can I try out for the death and the falling off the ledge thing?

EON responds:

sure, try out what ever you want.


2009-10-06 13:15:20

I'd live to try i have amic and everything shame i dunno how to add voices into emails tho ;(


2009-10-07 15:20:12

This sounds great, I'll be sure to try out when I can. :) Is there a deadline for us to send auditions?

EON responds:

You've got a couple of months yet


2009-10-10 01:29:16

kewl i sent you the sounds! hope i get in..


2009-10-10 18:15:14

You should probably put Kirby in CF2 because the characters are the same size as him and he can take their weapons or powers it would be awesome if Kirby's in it


2009-10-12 17:57:43

why are all the good games on newgounds takeing so long


2009-10-14 00:18:19

I dunno, i'm not that good at voicing though i can give it a try. I'm fourteen so my voice is a bit young...


2009-10-20 23:10:22

hey its me crazy fan who was endlessly pestering anyway i dont have a mike i wish i could do some voices


2009-10-26 02:38:38

hey sounds can be cool! but that he died is stupid.


2009-10-27 10:23:41

ill do it!!! please!!! and no offence but this is the perfect time for you to release CF2, people are angry, and many have cussed you out, and i tell them all to be patient, it will come, but they dont listen, i am very good at voice acting, i have plenty of mean, funny, scary, and a little kids voice, i am 19 years old, about to be 20, i just think i am good for the part.. please let me do it... oh yeah.. and i told all the people who cussed you out for taking so long with CF2 not to play it, cuz iv heard some ignorant things, and one was even about assassinating you... um.. know that sounds weird lol.. but its true.. you're famous on newgrounds, i hope you dont turn ot to be newgrounds tupac.. cuz i think we could use you around here making these good games and such... thank you for your time, i will be in touch with you.


2009-11-07 06:04:20

Would we be credited as "Voice" in the side as well? Even if we're not, I'm interested and see if I can get the use of my friend's mic (I don't know it's quality)


2009-11-08 20:14:00

Wait, Gameplay is DONE?... can you post a voiceless version then? or at least a demo?


2009-11-10 21:11:00

Make a video of the game voiceless!!!