28 – How Kena: Bridge of Spirits was Shaped by Balinese Gamelan with Dancer and Artist Ayu Larassanti

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Ayu Larassanti, lifelong dancer, musician, and vocalist, joins the show to discuss her debut into voice acting as Kena in Ember Labs’ forthcoming Playstation exclusive, Kena: Bridge of Spirits

It’s an exciting time to be a Playstation fan, or a Sony pony, as Jamie always says! Fresh off of the forthcoming God of War: Ragnarok trailer that debuted at Sony’s Playstation Showcase 2021, we kick things off with some excited speculation about the new characters that were introduced: Tyr, Thor, and Angrboda! Then, Jamie takes us on a ride through the sun-drenched, small-town roads of Providence Oaks in Gamious’ new mailperson simulator/slice of life drama, Lake.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! This week we’re joined by dancer, musician, vocalist, and voice-over artist for Kena: Bridge of Spirits‘ titular heroine: Dewa Ayu Dewi Larassanti! We chat all about her unexpected but absolutely joyful experience bringing Kena to life after the game’s developer, Ember Lab, reached out to her family’s organization Gamelan Çudamani for help in bringing Balinese music into its score and atmosphere– and ended up contributing to the fabric of the game in more ways than one!

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a Playstation exclusive coming out on September 21st, 2021 – learn more about Ember Lab here.

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