Video Game Voice Over Sample Scripts: Sound Stories
Often in video games, you will find scenes where the protagonist has to communicate their thoughts and next steps in the game through sound alone. These are referred to as sonic stories or sound stories. The video game voice over sample scripts below are two sound stories to practice voicing these types of scenes for your next video game voice over role.
Video Game Voice Over Sample Script: Sound Story #1
Gamer Games Inc.Voice Age:
This job is for a new video game. It is an action-adventure game. In this scene, the character has awoken from a deep sleep. The character doesn’t remember how they got there or even where they are.Art Direction:
The character is a young adult named Alex (can be either male or female). The character is awaking from a deep slumber in a locked room, and is searching for a way out. Alex is confused upon waking and disoriented. They don’t know how they got where they are, where they are or how to get out. They notice a ticking clock on the table near the window and know they only have 5 minutes to escape the room before something terrible happens… Note: this scene has mostly sound effects with little dialogue. The feeling of confusion should be created through the use of sounds. The lines in italics are actions. The lines in italics include exertion sounds that should be expressed. The * indicates the scenic description to help place you in the scene of the character.Category:
25 words spoken
Video Game Voice Over Sample Script #1
*Alex wakes up on a stone floor*
Alex: “Ugh, where am I?”
*Alex tries to get up on their feet and realizes their head is pounding*
*Alex checks his/her bag and realizes it is empty *
[Alex huffs in frustration]
Alex: “Wh-Whe-Where am I?”
*Alex runs to the door on the other side of the room*
Alex: “It’s locked!”
[groans as he/she struggles with the door] [looks around the room, breathing heavily]
*Alex notices a clock on the one lone table in the room – walks over to the clock, it’s counting down from 5 minutes*
Alex: “four-fifty-eight, four-fifty-ni – wait! Less than five minutes until what?”
Alex: [in a panicked voice] Ok, think Alex, think! [more determined voice]
*Alex begins to collect scraps of wood and paper from around the room and sets out to make a rope long enough to use to climb out of the window*
*Alex glances at the clock*
Alex: “Ack! Five seconds!”
*The door opens abruptly and a dark figure comes in a struggle ensues between Alex and the figure*
*Everything goes black around Alex*
Video Game Voice Over Sample Script: Sound Story #2
Through the Forest GamesVoice Age:
The company Through the Forest Games creates action-adventure games for young adults.
This game is a fantasy action-adventure game in which the main character Gleeb, takes a walk through an enchanted forest and encounters tools that Gleeb will need along his/her journey.
Gleeb is young, innocent and whimsical. Along his/her journey to rescue his/her friend Bobo he/she comes across a fork in the road – one leading to an enchanted forest and the other leading home. Gleeb chooses the enchanted forest and encounters many mystical animals. Gleeb is awestruck by everything he/she encounters. Note: this scene has mostly sound effects with little dialogue. The lines in italics include exertion sounds that should be expressed. The * indicates the scenic description to help place you in the scene of the character.Category:
48 spoken words
Video Game Voice Over Sample Script #1
*Gleeb comes to a fork in the road on his/her journey*
Gleeb: Hmm, which way should I go?
Gleeb: “Let’s go on this way!”
*Walking through the enchanted forest*
*As Gleeb walks through the enchanted forest, he/she is awestruck by all of the fireflies and mystical animals*
Gleeb: “OHH! AHH!”
*A bee buzzes past Gleeb*
[Gleeb laughs delightedly]
*A floating arrow is pointing down towards the ground, Gleeb stoops down to investigate*
Gleeb: “This looks like a map!”
*The map highlights a trail pointing to the end point – which looks like a castle*
Gleeb: “I’ll follow the trail to the castle! I bet that’s where Bobo is! I’m going to need some supplies first.”
[Gleeb excitedly starts to run to different parts of the forest, running out of breath along the way – he/she finds a golden key and squeals with excitement]
Gleeb: “There must be other clues in this forest! Let’s find them.”
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Nice story lines. I like scary stories and fantasy stories. They do seem like good warm ups too.
Thanks for your comment! Sample scripts do make great warm ups. If you’d like to browse through more of our sample scripts, we have all of them compiled here: https://www.voices.com/blog/voice-over-sample-scripts/
I love the samples~ Whenever I’m free from school works over the summer, I will try to submit my works~^^
Thanks for your comment! We looking forward to hearing your voice over recordings.
I recall recently you had a PDF file of voice over scripts that was several pages long. I can’t seem to find that PDF anymore. I really like several scripts in there. It had both male and female roles in it. Where can I find that PDF file?
Thanks for your comment! You can find that PDF file here.
If you’d like to take a look at our new sample scripts as well, you can check out the Sample Script category on our blog.
I hope that helps!
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Best of luck,
I feel like I can embody these characters.
These are great sample scripts, using my voice to amplify the mood and point of view of the scene really makes a deep impact of the story!
Wow, these sound great! I do love a good scary story!
Hi, I really love these scripts, may I use them for my demos, here in this website.
I’m actually looking for more clients to hire me and I have no idea how to write a script.