Explorers Wanted, Explorers Found

For the winners of the Explorers Wanted Contest, Cari Scholtens and Kyle Land, their trip to visit a recording studio was also a unique opportunity for them to send their voices to Andromeda.

Winners Kyle (left), Cari (right), and Voice Over Director Caroline (center).

After consideration of more than 16,000 entries, Cari and Kyle secured their golden tickets to our recording studio in Los Angeles. We flew them out to show them how voice recording works, then they stepped inside the booth themselves.

With the guidance of our voiceover director Caroline, they performed admirably, laying down some new voices for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Tom Taylorson and Fryda Wolff, the voices of Scott and Sara Ryder, made an appearance for moral support.

The winners, flanked by Tom (left) and Fryda (right).

While their trip was short, the experience was memorable and the exciting results are yet to come. Curious to hear what Cari and Kyle’s voices sound like in the game? You’ll have to wait until March 21st.

Here’s Cari and Kyle in the booth:

 

We’re grateful to everyone who submitted an entry to the Explorers Wanted Contest. Thank you for making it a success, and to Cari and Kyle for lending their voices.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Kits

The Mass Effect community is filled with talented artists who have shared cosplay, illustrations, photographs, and countless other creations with us. With Mass Effect: Andromeda introducing you to a new galaxy and cast of characters, we want to give you the resources you need to keep creating.

Our Andromeda character kits feature high-resolution images so you can capture all the details of your newest friends and allies. We’re humbled by what you have made so far, and are excited to see what you create next!

We’re not done making kits, so please check back for more.

Explorers Wanted Contest Winners

After intense deliberation, we’ve selected the winners of the “Explorers Wanted” voice-over contest.

We received over 16,000 entries, each filled with enthusiasm, skill, and passion. Thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to submit an entry.

It was difficult to narrow down such a talented field, but two explorers made it to the stars: Congratulations to Kyle Land and Cari Scholtens for sending their voices to Andromeda. Well done, citizens!

winners

Mass Effect: Andromeda Gameplay Reveal

In Mass Effect: Andromeda, you’ll lead humanity into an uncharted galaxy, encountering undiscovered worlds, alien species, wondrous technology, and all-new gameplay. At The Game Awards 2016, we revealed brand-new gameplay footage and are thrilled to share it with you.

To learn more about what you’re seeing in the trailer, head to the Mass Effect: Andromeda website.

How to Find Andromeda in the Night Sky

Want to see more of Andromeda, but not quite ready to take the journey?

You’re in luck, because you can see Andromeda right here from the comfort of planet Earth. Using only a telescope and a pair of binoculars, we’ll show you how to spot our nearest galactic neighbor on a clear night. No telescope? That’s okay. Andromeda is large enough to see with the naked eye.

Here are some tips:

  • Leave the city. The further you are from light pollution, the easier Andromeda will be to locate.
  • A telescope will help you get a closer look, but isn’t necessary. Andromeda is large enough to see with the unaided eye.
  • If you’re in the northern hemisphere, Cassiopeia is always visible above the horizon. When it goes dark, look for Cassiopeia in the northeast. As the night progresses, it will move high north in the sky.

Here’s the star map in the video for your reference:
starmap Thanks to the Edmonton chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for the telescope. http://edmontonrasc.com