Sophistry - Love & Despair is an interactive romance visual novel game heavily story driven and the first of a 6 parts story (each featuring the point of view of a different character). The game is currently under development by our team. The expected release date is scheduled for end of 2021.
About this audition project
This audition is for the Cherryl Darcey story arc.
This project will include over 20 characters to be voiced and will gradually be added throughout the audition time, so check frequently the updates and don't hesitate to apply for more that one rÃ´le if you feel that they may suit your talent.
Being a multi series project, being cast in this audition will give you priority choosing for the following episodes.
By being an actor in this project you'll get credited in the final game for your help and participation, on top of any remuneration for the role played.
Pays between $5-$100 depending on role.
Personalities: Carefree, Outgoing. He doesn't take anything seriously.
Approximate word count up to 10K.
Max is one of the lead characters and potential love interest of Cherryl. Son of a wealthy family, he struggles between his desires to live a carefree life on his own, and the expectations of his parents to carry on the family business. His rebellious attitude makes him look selfish, but underneath this shell, Max is a very caring person, even though he doesn't really like to show it.
M "You are responsible for our household."
M "I never said you'll have to be the one doing the chores."
M "Do you really think my mom is mopping the house?"
M "You can't see him."
M "You can't date Isaac."
M "You can date whoever you want, but not him!"
M "I'm fine Cherryl, thanks to you."
M "Oh Cherrylâ€¦"
M "No! Don't close your eyes!"
M "Help is on the way, please hold on."
Personality: Serious, Punctual, Charismatic, Confident
Approximate word count up to 10K.
Isaac is one of the lead characters of the story as well as a potential love interest for Cherryl. Son of the chairman of a huge business conglomerate, his wealth knows no bound. Extremely business driven, to him everything is a matter of return on investment, everything is predictable and can be accounted for.
0 I "I didn't quite understood the allusions you were making at first."
I "But now, I get it."
I "And I realise that you weren't in an easy position."
I "I really appreciate that you tried to spare my feelings the best you could, all while trying to hint me the situation."
I "I won't forget about it."
1 I "You broke your promise to me."
I "Weren't you supposed to get in touch with me after your interview?"
I "You were supposed to tell me how your interview went, and if it went well, we were supposed to go celebrate."
I "As of today, I'm still waiting."
2 I "Look if this really can make you feel better, let's pretend that the last five minutes never happened, ok?"
I "As for tonight, we may have to cuddle a bit to keep each other warm."
I "Of course in a purely mature and platonic way, only by necessity."
I "But that shouldn't be too much an issue for you."
I "I seem to remember that it's not the first time that we are in close proximity in this very same roomâ€¦"
Personalities: Straight forward and friendly.
Approximate word count up to 10K.
Travis is one of the lead characters of the story as well as a potential love interest for Cherryl. Travis is a humble yet very hard working person always trying to help and protect Cherryl. Working as a division manager for a large corporation, he's a frugal and cautious person who mostly seeks a trouble free life. He's extremely caring towards Cherryl for who he arbores special feelings.
0 T "Cherryl, I did love you."
T "I still care very much about you."
T "And you know you'll always be important for me."
1 T "Just so get things straight between us, I know what you are doing?"
T "I know about your contract with Cherryl."
T "I don't agree at all with it."
T "I don't think it's the right thing to do, and I don't like you very much to be honest."
2 T "Hey Cherryl."
T "Indeed, I was worried about you."
T "Well, maybe not worried, but rather concerned."
T "I know you can't swim, so I was afraid that you may feel bored or left alone."
T "I seeâ€¦ did he try anything funny?"
T "I don't know, I feel that he's spending an awful lot of time with you lately."
Personality: Straightforward, Confident, Strong temper
Approximate word count up to 7.5K.
Erika is one of the lead characters of the story. She's working as manager of a local pub, one of the many owned by her family business. Orphan, she's currently living with her brother. Always in the company of her two bodyguards, she's easily prone to violence and verbal joust. She has no care for social norms or etiquette. Being her friend is as beneficial as being her enemy can be dangerous.
E "You may be drunk, but you can't talk that way."
E "In life, you have to face your problems head on."
E "You can't just keep running away from them."
E "It doesn't work that way."
1 (Upset & Frustrated)
E "I shared with you my feelings, I told you I like Max!"
E "Why couldn't you go with Isaac?"
E "I understand your problem with the contract, and I bared with it."
E "But as it turned out your relationship became real!"
E "You can't have all the men!"
E "Who are you, what do you have, what do you know?"
Voice type: High Pitch and sounds annoying.
Personality: Demanding, Bossy, Confident
Approximate word count up to 1.5K.
Anna is one of the lead character of the story. Sole heiress of her family business empire, she's has been raised with a silver spoon. What Anna wants, Anna gets, or else... Born and raised in an elitist societal surrounding, Anna cares very much about social classes, especially not mixing with people of lower status than her. Bossy and extremely authoritative, she has that annoying high pitch voice screaming "I'm better than you, I know it, and I'm going to make sure that you, and everybody else knows it too."
0 "Do I look like a Madam?"
"I'm Anna Elizabeth Saint Claire from the Alpine Group."
"But you can just call me Mademoiselle Saint Claire."
1 A "And who may you be?"
A "I'll remember you, mark my word, this discussion is far from over!"
A "No one talks to me like that! No one!"
2 A "What are you babbling about?"
A "Did you miss the part where I told you that we were engaged?"
A "You're insane!"
A "Oh yeah? Bring it on."
Charismatic, Cold, Intimidating presence, poker face.
Approximate word count up to 610.
Ivan is the older brother of Erika. Head of the family business after the death of their parents Ivan took charge of the business as well as caring for his sister Erika. Between managing the pubs, loan shark and debt recovery services, Ivan is more than used to strong arm his way whenever necessary. Constantly hiding behind an unreadable poker face, Ivan is both feared and respected by his peers.
0 "Weren't you supposed to be working tonight?""Something more important than our business?""And who our guest may be?""Like one is not enough alreadyâ€¦"
Calm and soft voice.
Approximate word count up to 3K.
Emma is the mother of Cherryl. She's the type of person who never gets angry. She always speaks in a very calm and soft voice, conveying a strong feeling of care. Trying to bridge the relationship between her husband and her daughter, Emma is also working very hard to pay for her husband medical expenses alongside her daughter.
0 Em "Be realistic, money doesn't appear out of nowhere!"
Em "I'd sell my organs if I could."
Em "But we can't we are in a hopeless situation."
1 Em "So this is it, my daughter is now a woman and a wife."
Em "I'm feeling both overjoyed and sad, as if a part of me was leaving."
Very classy and elegant voice.
Approximate word count up to 1.3K.
Charlotte is high born and educated woman, wife of Edward and mother of Maximilian. She doesn't like public scene or drama. Charlotte believes strongly in etiquette and good manners. She doesn't take part in the family business management or decision making, and therefore acts more like a bridge between the father and the son. While she wants her son to build a strong career for his future, she doesn't want him to forego his happiness.
0 Ch "Maximilianâ€¦ oh Maximilianâ€¦"
Ch "I'm afraid I have to cut this discussion short, I have a prior engagement that I need to attend."
Ch "Madam Darcey, it was a pleasure to make your acquaintance."
Ch "I wish your husband a prompt recovery."
1 Ch "I look forward to have many grand children now."
Ch "If you go work with your father, you won't have to worry about your career."
Ch "Cherryl, I'll be waiting to hear the good news from you."
Ch "I'm counting on you."
Grumpy and greedy old man.
Approximate word count up to 450.
Jacob is the husband of Emma and the father of Cherryl. Following health issues, Jacob became disable and unable to work and provide for his family. Worst, the bills for his medical care keep piling up and despite the hard work of his wife and daughter, they barely make ends meet. Since his disability, all Jacob cares about is money, fame and power; three things he never got.
0 "Did you see the time?"
"How dare you come home so late and let your mom work alone!"
"If only I had got a son instead of a useless daughter!"
J "You look likeâ€¦ a million dollars!"
C "Thanks, dad."
J "I never imaged that I'd be walking you down the aisle one day."
J "You really made me proud this time, make sure to never let him go."
Strong assertive voice.
Approximate word count up to 750.
Odette is the mother of Edward and the grandmother of Maximilian. While not being involved in the family business anymore, she may be the only person Edward is afraid of. Aside from being the matriarch of the family, she particularly dotes on her grandson Maximilian. While she may be old, the strength in her voice doesn't show it at all. She's healthy with many more years to live and give life lessons to the younger generation.
0 GM "What where you two doing?"
GM "I can't believe you make me wait at the door for so long!"
GM "I know exactly who you are young lady."
GM "And let me tell you, I'm very disappointed in you."
1 GM "Is everything alright?"
GM "Oopsyâ€¦ I see I'm interrupting somethingâ€¦"
GM "I did knock on the door."
GM "Well, I'll leave you to it."
GM "I can't wait to have a great grand kid!"
2 GM "I appreciate the offer but that won't be necessary my dear."
GM "I'm not that old yet."
GM "Just relax and enjoy the holiday."
Open to all ranges
Approximate word count up to 500.
Thomas is the owner of the flower shop where Cherryl works. He's busy body and likes to gossip a lot.
0 "I'm so sorry Mademoiselle Saint Claire, I'm sure it's just a misunderstanding, of course she'll assist you tomorrow evening, for as long as needed."
1 "That's because you work too hard."
"You should learn to take some time off and enjoy that youth of yours."
2 "Just make sure that you remain discreet during the event, and all should be fine."
"Oh look who's here..."
"Your favorite customer."
Open to all range!
Approximate word count up to 350.
Jason is a customer of the flower shop where Cherryl works.
0 "We just started dating recently, and I wanted to do something really nice for her."
1 "That's perfect! How much is it?"
2 "I also would like to add the message: 'With all my love. - Jason'"
She's a waitress of a fine dining restaurant taking the order.
0 wt "Here's the menu."
wt "Would you like to order drinks first?"
wt "Classical kir or Kir Royale, sir?"
Vic is one of Erika's two bodyguards, as well as her personal driver. They speak is a very military fashion and tone.
0 "Yes, boss.""Yes, madam!"
Brian is one of Erika's two bodyguards, as well as her personal driver. They speak is a very military fashion and tone.
0 "Yes, boss.""Yes, madam!""The car is ready madam.""Yes, madam."
Nurse working a general hospital.
"Excuse me, are you Madam Darcey?""The doctor asked me to inform you that there's no point for you to wait here.""No don't worry, it seems that the surgery is going well.""However, it won't be over before a couple of hours, and even then, you won't be able to see him."
Middle age country side woman cheerful and happy to discuss with all the customers.
0 "We don't see many youngster here nowadays.""They all prefer the big cities.""How long are you staying?""Are you staying in a hotel?"
Wedding planner in charge of the bride and groom costumes.
0 "It's an honor to have you here with us.""Your bride is very pretty sir.""It's nice to be in love!""You must be the mother of the bride."
Officiant of the wedding ceremony.
0 "Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered today to celebrate the union of two souls into a single couple.""Maximilian Stuart-Lane, son of Edward and Charlotte Stuart-Lane, do you accept to take Cherryl Darcy, herein present as your lawful wedded wife, to be kind, faithful and loving to her for as long as you both shall live?"
Reporter trying to get the latest scoop and uncover all the dirt possible for his newspaper.
0 "Excuse me miss.""It's you, isn't it?""You work at Florascape, right?""So it is you!""I'm so glad I found you."
Chloe is the secretary of Isaac.
0 "Good afternoon Miss Darcey, please have a seat while I'm inform Mr. Markinswell of your arrival.""Excuse-me Miss Darcey, Mr. Markinswell is ready to see you.""Good morning Miss Darcey.""Yes he is, do you have an appointment?"
Cashier of a small discount store.
0 "Good afternoon.""So that'll be three tee-shirts, with our current sale of buy three get one free, you can go get one more miss.""I'm sorry madam, you looked so young."
Henchman here to rough someone up.
0 "Is this him?""Don't get me wrong, we have nothing against you""But you see, it seems that you pissed off the wrong people."
Henchman here to rough someone up.
0 "I think so."
Quick response medic trying to find out what the patient ingested. Not all the words are audible "What (did) she take?"
0 "What â€¦ she take?"
Quick response medic trying to find out what the patient ingested. Not all the words are audible "Three tubes of (hydromor)phone and a box of (Tramadol)."
0 "Three tubes ofâ€¦ phone and a box of â€¦"
Henry is a mogul and the father of Isaac.
0 "Baby, it's me.""Sure, it'll be my pleasure."
Audrey is the girlfriend of Isaac, she has a fairly high pitch voice, yet mature and cunning (definitely not child like).
"It's a pleasure to finally meet you up close, Cherryl."
1 "I really wasn't sure that she'd pull through."
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