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Check Out Solitaire Conspiracy!

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While I’m beavering away on Tavern Blackjack, I’ve taken a few hours out here and there to check out the new Bithell Games short, The Solitaire Conspiracy.

It’s a delightful puzzle game that adds some new mechanics and some fun narrative on top of classic Solitaire. Highly recommended, doesn’t overstay its welcome, and leaves you with some fun score challenge modes. It’s 20% off for the next week on Steam, so put your peepers...

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Voices You Can Play With!

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It has felt more important recently to give over space to world events and their discussion, and keep fairly quiet on social media. But I’ve realised that not sharing what I’m excited about tilts the balance that much further towards doom and negativity. So I’ve got something to share I’m very excited about!

As well as providing premium voice acting services, Tavern of Voices is now producing its own content! You can pop...

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Those Who Are About To AGJam, We Salute You

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Audiogame Jam 2020 kicks off tonight. For two weeks, teams will be working together remotely to build games centered around audio. If you’re jamming, I hope you have a blast!

I ran a workshop Monday night talking about using voice acting in games - talking about game design, writing, directing and performing. Sort of skimming across the surface of all of them, trying to give some useful things to consider for the jam. You...

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Stuff You Might Find Helpful

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Hey lovely people! I’ve been busy beavering away on Navy Boards so things have been a little quiet over here. Good things happening, but I’m struggling to find a balance when it comes to sharing things so that it doesn’t feel like shouting into an already thunderous din.

Here’s some recommendations that might help improve your COVID-19 world.

My amazing personal trainer Stuart McDonald is open to taking on more remote clients...

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North Star Rising!

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You can now hear Kevin Powe of Tavern of Voices as part of the incredible cast of Mike Bithell Games’ North Star Rising

To say that I’m honoured to be a part of this is… putting it very mildly. LOOK AT THAT CAST!

The sound design is gorgeous, the music is by Austin Wintory, and the text is a delight. Scroobius Pip just lifts it off the page and gives it so much...

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Beyond The Veil Stream

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In bit of an unusual twist, you can catch me and regular Tavern of Voices collaborator Colin Smith on the LudoNarraCon stream looping on Steam right now.

It was exciting when Brian Holland of Sun’s Shadow Studios reached out about creating some content for the stream. Streaming all that Sunless Skies definitely helped prepare us for the event. Hopefully you enjoy the stream as much as we enjoyed recording it. It’s still early...

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A Few Quick Updates

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It’s been a little quiet here while responding to the new state of the world, but there’s a couple of things I wanted to share quickly, that might be of help to some.

Peter Castle (assistant advisor to Jacqui Lambie) has some projects in the works that should be employing people casually over the next few months. If you’d like to be kept in the loop, email peter.castle@aph.gov.au

For those of you based...

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Modern Storyteller Awarded Upcoming Indie of 2019!

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Huge congratulations to Modern Storyteller for being awarded Upcoming Indie of 2019 by Indie DB! In a strong field, Modern Storyteller surged ahead to win Upcoming Indie of 2019! Great things are happening for the Modern Storyteller team, also having forged a relationship with publisher Dear Villagers. Exciting times!

Here’s what Nick Pearce had to say about working with Kevin Powe of Tavern of Voices:

"Kevin is a delight to work with: in...
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Kevin Powe recipient of Creator’s Fund grant

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We’re extremely proud to announce that Kevin Powe of Tavern of Voices is a recipient of the Creative Victoria Creator’s Fund Grant alongside some incredible peers. This grant is a vital part of the foundation for Tavern of Voices expanding to not just help make its clients projects a reality, but also to create our own content.

There are some exciting times ahead!

More details about the incredible projects enabled by this grant over...

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Gamespot’s PAX Aus 2019 Round-Up

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Gamespot recently posted a round-up of the games that particularly impressed them on the floor at PAX Aus 2019. We’re proud to be a small part of the story with voice acting work in Dead Static Drive. Above and beyond that though, the line up is incredible. Check out the full article.

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Battle Chef Brigade - Still Flavorsome!

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The experience of working on Battle Chef Brigade was a privilege and a joy, and it was such a wonderful follow-up to meet the team in person at GDC 2018. Battle Chef Brigade remains a flavorsome addition to anyone’s gaming library, and we can’t recommend it enough for the Switch! Here’s Kevin talking more about his experience of working on the game:

Meet the Actor -...

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The Last Panel On The Left - Horror Games at PAX 2019

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Tavern of Voices’ Kevin Powe was at PAX this year talking horror games as part of Brian W. Holland’s The Last Panel On The Left, also featuring Lucy Morris of Starcolt, Andy Astruc, & Isaac Lee lending a clinical perspective. This is the third year the panel has run, but for the first time thanks to some last minute technical wizardry (and the assistance of both the wonderful staff at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre...

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Congrats to Kevin for reaching Twitch Affiliate

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Congrats to Tavern of Voices’ Kevin Powe for reaching Twitch affiliate! The experience has proven to be an interesting one in terms of developing community, with a few bits of technical learning along the way.

You can find Kevin streaming regularly over here, splitting his time between horror games and the Fallout series.

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Cannot Wait To Sail With Vikings!

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The Vikings Now Facebook page shared this sneak peek from the trailer currently under development today. It looks bad-ASS!

Watching what regular collaborator Gemma Laurelle is achieving with this series is a constant source of inspiration for us. Can’t wait for the series to be out there for folks to enjoy.

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Battle Chef Brigade Deluxe Edition is Out!

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Trinket Studios’ Battle Chef Brigade is now out on PS4! Tavern of Voices’ Kevin Powe is chuffed to be returning to voice the undead necromancer Ziggy, this time as a playable character! The fan support for Ziggy has been an absolute delight, and it’s great to see so much great new content for a delightful game.



The trailer is...

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YOWIE is out in the wild!

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Tavern of Voices’ Kevin Powe was delighted to be a part of YOWIE’s opening night at The Backlot Studios in Melbourne.

YOWIE has great voice acting, ridiculously high production value, and has been pushed as far forward as it was purely by the determination of Justin P. Bechtold.

You can...

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Kevin Powe headed to GDC 2018

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Tavern of Voices’ Kevin Powe is extremely honoured to be a part of the Film Victoria contingent headed to GDC 2018 this year. The funding provided by Film Victoria (and the GDAA’s GDAA Assist program) have made attending GDC a viable option.

Tavern of Voices is excited to have Kevin representing us and the Tavern’s body of work at the game development sector’s largest convention. We’re proud of the work we’ve done up to...

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Ignorance Is Strength, But Don't Be Ignorant Of Orwell!

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Orwell Season Two – Ignorance is Strength – has now launched on Steam, and the first episode of season two is available for download. You can hear the wonderful performance of regular Tavern of Voices collaborator Kendra Hoffman in the launch trailer below.



We’re honoured to have been a part of the process of making Orwell happen through managing the...