Imagine having your voice immortalized in a video game. The idea is pretty fantastic, but it’s something most people would never get the opportunity to do. BioWare, however, is running a competition that will give people the chance to voice a character in “an upcoming Mass Effect videogame.”
If you feel that your silky tones would suit an outer space setting, simply download one, or both, of the two short scripts from the contest website, record your take on the lines, then send it to Bioware at email@example.com. Video and audio files will both be accepted, but don’t use any costumes, makeup, props, or accents – dressing like a Krogan who’s fell on hard times isn’t going to help you get the part.
The contest started on Monday and finishes on September 28. It’s open to residents of the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand who are of relevant legal age in their jurisdiction. The audio/video files must not be more than 10 MB in size, and entries must include your birthdate and country of residence in the email body, along with “Explorers Wanted Contest” in the subject line.
Up to two winners will be chosen by a panel of qualified judges. Winners will be flown to either Edmonton, Canada; Los Angeles, California; or London, United Kingdom, where their voices will be recorded during a professional session at a Bioware studio. The studio will pay for hotel accommodation for two days/three nights, three meals per day, and ground transportation.
The competition rules point out that there’s no guarantee your voice will be used, or, if it is used, which game it will appear in – explaining why Bioware talks about sending your voice to Andromeda but in an “upcoming Mass Effect videogame,” rather than specifically referencing “Mass Effect: Andromeda.”