I have provided the voices for 2 games, one of which had 4 characters.I think that job with the 4 characters was one of the most fun jobs I have had as voice actor. I was asked to portray some teenage girls yelling at the boys on the beach to pick up some diamonds. Who wouldn’t want to get paid doing that?
Many voice talent dream of working in the ever-growing gaming industry. Like anything else, though, it may be difficult to obtain paid work without prior experience in that field. I found a voice-over audition for independent game developer that opened a couple of days ago that may be a great place to gain some experience with game dialogue and showcase your skills.
If selected to voice one or more characters in this game, you would receive credit and a copy of the game. Women are encouraged to submit, and casting is expected to begin in early November.
For those starting out, you may want to look on a game credit as a talking point with a commercial publisher. Unless specifically asked, you don’t have volunteer that you weren’t paid for the project. By frequenting the forums dedicated to gaming, you will see other similar audition opportunities.
If you’re serious about pursuing a niche in gaming, you will want to read industry periodicals devoted to the subject. For instance, you can sign up for the weekly Gamasutra.com e-mail alerts.You can network with professionals at IGDA meetings, the annual E3 convention, and several other annual conventions and conferences devoted to the gaming industry. Also, classes in accents and dialects would be enormously helpful, as well as specialized classes such as Pat Fraley’s Game World workshop in LA on 18 November.