Realms Beyond – A classic turn-based fantasy RPG

Sound Design #3: Voice Sets

You have already heard the triumphant laughter of a wizard as he fries a horde of goblins with his fireball, but there will be many more occasions when your characters show their emotions or make a comment regarding the current events. Like in many other classic RPGs – Baldur’s GatePlanescape TormentJagged Alliance 2Wizardry 8, to mention just a few examples – you can pick one of many different voicesets for your character, covering a vast array of personalities.

Whether your character is a lawful paladin or a chaotic barbarian, you can select the voice that fits him the best and hear him commenting on certain situations throughout the game. From a simple laugh, cough, or scoff to exclamations like “Bah, elves…” or “What a nice lady!”, your characters will comment on combat events, conversations, or item interactions when appropriate.

To achieve the best quality for these voice sets, we’re cooperating with professional voice actors like Stephen Chatfield. Stephen is not only a highly versatile and exceptionally talented voice actor but also a huge fan of table-top and computer role-playing games. We’re happy that he will contribute not only one but a handful of character voices for Realms Beyond. Stephen recorded two samples of very different character voices to demonstrate the idea.

You’ll listen to a character with a lawful good mindset followed by a chaotic character, in different in-game situations.

If you want to know more about Stephen’s work, please visit his website.

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