February 28, 2015
Last night was (finally, finally!) the launch party for There Came An Echo, an indie game that I am part of. I play the role of Grace, a bad ass goth assassin. So, she’s a little bit different than me, day-to-day. Juuust a little.
I auditioned for this game waaaaay back in the spring of 2013, and at the callback, I made sure to dress the part. Yes, voice acting is all about your voice and what you can do with it, but for this one, I thought it’d help to dress like the character a little bit for casting/producers/the director/all the important people who held the fate of my audition in their hands. 1) It helped me get into character, and 2) I think it helped them to see me as the character, too. I actually took a selfie right before I went in to read for it…
Yes, that’s me trying hard to look like a teen assassin. I took major inspiration from Lights (my favorite favorite singer ever) and her Siberia Acoustic Tour look. Not that she’s a teen, or an assassin, but she is a major bad ass. Looking back, I probably could’ve messed up my hair more and gone with some heavy eyeliner. But. Hey. It doesn’t matter now. I found out that I got the part a year and a half later (that sounds even more ridiculous when I type it out. A year and a half! What?! Just so you know, that’s not the norm). And then we recorded this past fall (behind-the-scenes pics here).
The launch party was at the YouTube Space in LA, and it was packed full of people who worked on the game, friends of Iridium Studios (the company who made the game) and YouTubers. Sidenote: I expected way more people to be walking around filming themselves and vlogging. I only saw two. Come on, YouTubers! Step up yo’ game! Or is that not how it’s done?
So, back to the party. There was a giant screening room where you could watch people play the game…
And then there were stations where you could test the game. It’s all voice controlled, which explains my nifty headset/microphone (sorry for the grain- it was dim in there!).
There was a DJ spinning (“spinning…” ha. More like “laptop-ing”) house music and he was pretty good. But no one was dancing. So I decided to start… a conga line. There were some doubters, because of the aforementioned house music (‘This is SO not a conga line song! There isn’t even a beat for a conga line!”), but I tried anyway. I was either going to look like a giant fool with one person dancing behind me (oh hey Lauren, thanks for being all-in from the get-go, couldn’t have done it without you), or I was going to start what might have been the first ever conga line to house music at the YouTube Space in LA. This is what happened…
We freaking did it! I kinda wish the video was in slow-mo for parts of it because apparently some people came running across the room to join in, but you get the idea. You also can’t see me laughing hysterically and clutching my stomach because it was so. much. fun. The crowd was clearly awesome. I love when people saw “screw it” and let loose and don’t care what anyone thinks and just HAVE FUN. That’s when the best memories are made.
Anywayz. If you’re into gaming, check out There Came An Echo on Steam! And if you’re not into gaming, tell your gamer friend or brother or coworker. Please? K. Have a lovely weekend, y’all.