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#81 LiellaMod

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:01 AM

Some good news and some bad news.

 

 

The good first - we've found the perfect voice actress for one of the roles. The voice is suitable enough to have me giddy with joy when listening to it. I *so* look forward to putting the files in the game, and most of the characters dialogue lines are recorded and formatted. Also, we're very happy with how the mod is looking and working.

 

 

The bad - due to RL circumstances of the part of the voice actress, we lost our talent for Liella about 2 weeks ago. About 20% of the content had been recorded, but it means we'll have to start over (unless we hear back from her soon, which we doubt). At this stage, we've elected to open up recruitment publically. If you know of anyone who would fit the bill, or if you are someone who thinks herself capable, please head over to  http://www.behindthe...-Voice-actress/ and submit your audition. If you prefer to do so in private, you can submit your files using email and file them to LiellaMod@Gmail.com - We look forward to any submission!

 

Why don't we just release it unvoiced?

 

For the same reason we wrote SoA and ToB content at the same time instead of releasing them separately. For the same reason we want to flesh out the mod as much as we can. We want the player experience to be all it can be, and it's much akin to releasing a book or a visual production - we want to be happy with the product, though we deeply apologize to everyone for the delay. We've been toying around with the idea of hiring a voice actress through a paid gig - and we still may. The problem is, we currently don't have the money for that. 

 

Still - work goes on, and we're very much still invested in the development and finishing of Liella :).

 

Hope you all have a pleasant day!

 

--Jasmine


Edited by LiellaMod, 12 November 2014 - 04:02 AM.

| The Liella NPC Mod - adding a extensively written, sensual Bardess to the party | 

 

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#82 EricP

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 07:02 AM

Even with the bad bit, this is encouraging news :)

 

Should the Liella team need any editing done on audio files, please let this audio engineer know, and I'll try my hand at enhancing audio quality.

 

I'm also willing and able to edit for English text.


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#83 LiellaMod

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 10:07 AM

Hey Eric - we definitely may take you up on that. Our current voice actors all have amateur-professional or downright professional grade recording equipment, so there's zero audible static or disturbance, but we'll have to see if splitting and formatting hurts the quality. If we have any trouble, we'll shoot you an email.

 

It's hard to promise that the wait will be worth the end product - really depends on what the player is looking for, but i think Liella will shape up to be quite a lovely and involving addition to the modding community. 

 

Peace out!


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#84 jastey

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 10:56 AM

Losing material is always bad. Good luck with the project! I appreciate the goal of having it finished before going public.



#85 LiellaMod

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:57 AM

Another piece of truly awesome news :).

 

Aside from having a number of applicants for the role of Liella - which we'll close on New years or so, and then elect one of the candidates, we've just secured the services of a professional composer for the soundtrack!

 

We've been a fan of this guys work for years ( We already own all of his CD's) - he started off as a pianist, classically trained, who slowly started working into digital music with VSTi's and now uses a professional plethora of highly qualitative instruments - the same used in Hollywood movies and AAA games. We contacted him, and were thrilled when he expressed interest! He sent us a concept from the description we gave him and we're absolutely tickled with the result. After we've given the rest of the team a chance to weigh in, we'll send this back and give him the green light to add more instruments, polish and revise it to perfection. We don't want to link his name at this stage, but he'll be prominently featured in the credits, that's for certain.

 

If you haven't thrown your hat into the ring for voice-acting Liella and would like to, please do so in a timely manner - and don't be afraid either! Ambition and love for the craft is really more important than professional voice acting experience in a venture like this.


Edited by LiellaMod, 20 December 2014 - 01:25 AM.

| The Liella NPC Mod - adding a extensively written, sensual Bardess to the party | 

 

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#86 Sergio

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 03:42 AM

Yes! I admit I didn't expect such a great new :)


Low hung brow, dazed look on your face..... It appears that you are correct, my friend. You are indeed a complete imbecile.


#87 LiellaMod

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 03:46 AM

The first theme for Liella is finished. Our composer has expressed interest in altering the theme as well, to conform to the concept of multiple endings and a widely different storyline depending on choices in SoA. As a result, Liella will feature two themes - one for each conversation branch in the expansion with one staying the same from SoA. We're very pleased with this development, and are currently in the process of picking a new voice actress for Liella :).

 

Look forward to future updates!


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#88 Sergio

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:23 AM

;) great :)


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#89 LiellaMod

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 12:01 AM

Liella's themes are finished and integrated into the mod.

 

Voice acting left - and we're moving forward :). Just a quick little update before we're off to work!


| The Liella NPC Mod - adding a extensively written, sensual Bardess to the party | 

 

Comments, Suggestions & Feedback are to be mailed to

 

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#90 Sergio

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 01:54 AM

;)


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#91 Sergio

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 10:46 AM

Tell me this isn't dead, please!


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#92 Cahir

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 11:08 AM

Is this mod still under development? I'm curious cause it sounds impressive and would be shame if left unfinished.







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