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Game Narrative Summit: Finding Character Voice With Your Voice

Cyrus Nemati  (Senior Writer, Wooga GmbH)

Date: Monday, July 19

Time: 10:50am - 11:20am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Game Narrative

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Finding a character's iconic voice can be a difficult thing for writers to achieve, and often is defined later in a project, or is solidified by a voice actor. In this talk, you'll hear from a game writer and voice actor about how you can use your own voices to discover what makes your characters unique, and how writers' rooms can accelerate character development when read-throughs are performed, rather than read. You'll see examples of how performance has transformed written characters, and come away with strategies to jump into bringing vocal performance into your writers' rooms (or any other rooms!).


Attendees will better understand the link between vocal performance and written character voice, and use their own knowledge and experience to create a foundation for exploring what makes a character iconic.

Intended Audience

This talk is intended for writers of any experience level, and anyone who helps contribute to character voice.