Although smaller projects come and go during the year, once or twice a year Val Anderson gets a large-scale project that is note-worthy.
The latest challenge? To impersonate 2 characters, and create 12 others. Not usually a tough call.
The difference THIS time? The characters to be created had to be non-caricature, simple voices that were not overtly identifiable by Val’s usual character styles.
It was time for a new approach to a multi-personality project with an as-yet UN-characteristic ‘brown-wrapper’ style for the personalities to be heard in this new reality style simulation/strategy game.
Out of the starting gate, this project was a challenge with a potential of 1,500 recorded passages. The game, created and produced by French simulation game maker ‘Eversim’ called “The Race To The White House” is to be released in the next 2 weeks.
This game will feature Val’s impersonations of both president Obama, as well as contender Mitt Romney. The game also features a 3rd party candidate that will run in the simulated race for the executive office as well as a host of ancillary characters to provide the air of an actual Presidential race with all the trappings including and not limited to: TV commercials, ‘dirty tricks’ telephone campaigns, ‘Super-PAC’ contributors, campaign advisors, mud slingers, journalists, et al.
The game will be released on all formats – PC, MAC, Android, and more by the end of July, and you can run as any one of the 3 candidates in the game which will be updated with passages based on current events all the way up till November 7th when the race has presumably concluded barring any complications a la Bush vs. Gore circa 2000.
Watch for the Press release regarding this game, as it will be posted here when it is published. Keep an eye out for this realistic game, and be sure to mention it to all your ‘uber reality/political-geek’ friends, as this is one game coming very soon that they won’t want to miss! ~V~