Here’s an interview I gave for OnlineEducation.com, alongside many lauded and esteemed women veterans in the video game industry. It’s always an honor for me to be called upon for my past in video game development.
Now, a talking otter in a videogame could very easily come across as too cartoon-y. We had to pay special attention to that while writing her, but a lot of what worked so well with Lylla was due to the amazing performance of Fryda Wolff. She made Lylla charming, funny, cute, and strong-willed in the best ways. There’s a moment when making these games where you finally get the voice and the art all together and see a character come to life for the first time. I was so blown away. I’d seen Lylla’s concept art with her sad little stitches, but seeing her move and hearing Fryda’s voice was a whole different experience. She made her feel so human and the ending that much harder to play.
Here’s a trailer for a fun film I’m in as Lena the lion at 1:05.
You can hear me on the promos on Sundance TV for Transparent. Which as a fangirl of that show is a major thrill.