DERYN OLIVER

Gaming Voice Over

The Mary Poppins of Gaming Voice Over. If you need a British female voiceover talent for your gaming project then let Deryn arrive on the East Wind with her versatility, RP pronunciation, sense of fun, and ‘spit spot’ attitude to every detail.

REQUEST YOUR FREE SAMPLE READ

To ensure that my voice fits your gaming project I am happy to record a few lines of your project for free before you place an order. Just fill out the form indicating what genre the recording is for, add a few lines of your script plus a short description of the style and tone.

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Video Game Voice Actor, Deryn Oliver.
The Mary Poppins of Voice Over.

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gaming voice over

Voice acting for video games provides a very unique working situation. The gaming voiceover will often be asked to say the same sentence in numerous different ways, in order to account for the numerous situations in which the player might hear those words. If they always sound the same, the gamer will quickly lose interest, feeling that the game is limited.

Every line of dialogue and exclamation of emotion has to be vocalised and saved as individual files. It’s a process that can take hours, and the gaming voiceover artist must be able to give as much energy and enthusiasm and stay in character from line 1 to 100.
Naturally, the ability to voice multiple characters and give them each their own unique personality is important. Your voiceover needs to be able to truly ‘become’ their character, so that everything they say feels natural and in no way contrived.

Of course, it’s not just the major games developers who need the services of a character voice over. The advent of app development has seen the industry return some power to the ‘bedroom programmer’. There are countless books to teach you how to programme your own apps and there are even apps to help you do it too!
When it comes to voices, you don’t even need to hire a recording studio. I can record all of your dialogue for you from my own studio, and can save as many individual files as you need.
I’ve voiced witches, queens, ghosts, cute fluffy animals, baby dragons, scientists, and so much more, and I would love to see what I can do to help bring your project to life.
So if you think my voice could be your monster, evil tyrant or fluffy squirrel please get in touch or drop me a line. I look forward to working with you.

About Me

Times have certainly changed in the video game world since I played my first game on a television screen back in 1979 with the Binatone gaming console. In fact I doubt it was called a console back then, it was just a very exciting new toy that my brother and I received that Christmas and how eye opening it was! Tennis, ping pong and even target shooting all played in our living room.
And then my brother was given a ZX81 and the games became a little more refined and complicated and I confess I lost interest.
Skip forward to 2003 and I was introduced to a whole new world of games on screen when I started to play Playstation games with my youngest stepson and I was amazed at the progression in graphics and sound.
By the time I became a voice over artist the industry had exploded and with it the demand for believable voices to help carry the gammers through the huge choice of stories, puzzles and adventures now available.
I’m thrilled to be able to be a part of this revolution and am always very proud to be asked to voice gaming characters so if you think my voice may be the one for your zombie alien or your warrior queen please do get in the touch and let the games commence!

What I can do for you

When it comes to voices for your game, you don’t need to hire a recording studio. I can record all of your dialogue for you from my own studio, and can save as many individual files as you need.
I’ve voiced witches, queens, ghosts, cute fluffy animals, baby dragons, scientists, and so much more, and I would love to see what I can do to help bring your project to life.
So if you think my voice could be your monster, evil tyrant or fluffy squirrel please get in touch or drop me a line. I look forward to working with you.

Experience

My acting ability has helped me to voice a number of gaming characters from prim and proper librarians to murderous old ladies and plenty in between.

Housekeeper in Cafe Noir
https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/855550/view/4361127804652807962

Evil Queen in Princess Secrets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LynRhKeaTqA&ab_channel=JoyPlus

 

 

Amazing work! Deryn went out of her way to make sure we were happy with the characters before recording.

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Specialist Services

audiobooks

AudioBook Voice Over

You’ve worked for weeks, months and maybe even years on your book and all that hard work deserves an excellent audiobook narrator.

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Animation Voice Over

As a voice actor, I have the skills to add realism and depth to your story with a specialism in voicing Witches, old crones and posh, foreboding ladies!.

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Gaming Voice Over

Whether you need a narrator for your game or the protagonist or even just some humanisation. Sounds I can deliver to your direction.

Meet Deryn Oliver

Even as a child at infant school in the 70’s I was complimented on my clear and confident speaking voice. When asked for volunteers to read out loud in class it was my hand that shot up as although I wasn’t great at science and maths, I knew I had a talent for speech.

And, as I found out in later years, a talent for acting too. Combine those two talents with a cheery disposition, a sense of fun, a touch of perfectionism, a smidgen of silliness and a large helping of reliability, and you have your 'go to' voice over artist.

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My Vision

'Let’s not complicate things that are really quite simple’ - Mary Poppins

And I agree wholeheartedly. (Or should I say ‘Indubitably’) as being simple and straightforward to work with is what I am all about.

I will record a high quality voice over to your specifications for your project, will follow your directions, give feedback, chat with you about progress and above all will do all these in a timely and cheerful fashion.

I approach every voice over project, however large or small, with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail and ensure I have all the information up front in order to give you the best.

What makes me different

As well as having a quintessential English voice aka Mary Poppins, I can also bring other elements of her qualities to your project.

No, not the ability to sail up the banisters, fly with the aid of an umbrella or dance with penguins but I can bring a bit of calm order, and professionalism as well as a sense of fun and versatility to your voice over project. And if desired, I can magically change my voice to sound less like Mary and more like Bert (though with a better cockney accent!) or a wide variety of other voices.

And if you want to hear me voice your words before placing an order, I am more than happy to record a short sample for you to help you decide. Just fill out the form with details of your project and a small sample of the read and I will send a file via which ever method you prefer.

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I'd Love to Help You

I’m so lucky to be able to work in this wonderful industry and I would love to hear about your voice over project so I can bring character to your words.

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Deryn Oliver

Listen Now!

Check out my variety of vocal styles in the demo page or for a quick idea of my voice click on the audio link below.