Actors Robert Florence and Kirsty Strain will be giving life to Ross Baker and lead character Heather Quinn in the highly anticipated FPS Bedlam from RedBedlam.
Kirsty Strain voices the lead character Heather Quinn, aka Athena, while Robert Florence voices Ross Baker, aka the eponymous Bedlam. Both actors also showcase their versatility by bringing to life a variety of minor characters, working from a script adapted by Christopher Brookmyre from his own best-selling sci-fi novel.
Florence and Strain were principal performers on hit Scottish TV sketch show Burnistoun, while Florence is well known in the games industry for his YouTube show Videogaiden and BBC Scotland TV show Consolevania.
“I’m a huge fan of Burnistoun, and I particularly admired Kirsty and Robert’s ability to bring so many different comic characters to life,” said Christopher Brookmyre, author of Bedlam. “I thought they’d be the perfect voice casting to distinguish our game in a genre that tends to take itself way too seriously.”
“I wasn’t familiar with the world of gaming or Christopher Brookmyre before entering the world of Bedlam and now, I am without doubt a huge fan of both,” said Kirsty Strain. “This is a very exciting project that I am really delighted to be a part of. Athena is a strong, witty character who has been written so well. Her banter and her bite bring such fun to this already thrilling game and for me, as an actor that is such a joy to play.”
“We’re delighted to announce Robert and Kirsty as the voiceover talent for Bedlam,” said Nick Witcher, Marketing Director at RedBedlam. “They’ve really brought the game to life and we’re looking forward to giving people chance to get early access to the game on August 8th.”
The voiceover sessions were recorded in the heart of Glasgow’s West End at La Chunky recording studios. Christopher Brookmyre and his son Jack also recorded a number of parts and incidentals.
Early access on the Steam platform grants access to two complete worlds of the game and providing a glimpse into the incredible “gameverse” created by the Brighton-based development team.
The game worlds are Starfire and Death or Glory, comprising 12 levels of gameplay; approximately one third of the game in total, giving players a real chance to get their teeth into Bedlam ahead of the launch later this year.
The genre-hopping shooter, which parodies a selection of games from the 80s and 90s, represents a unique creative collaboration which has seen a novel and a video game developed concurrently.
Check out the Steam homepage on August 8th at approximately 21:00 (BST) and get your hands on Bedlam.